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Primula hookeri (commonly known as Hooker's Primrose) is a perennial species of primrose which is found at the altitudes of 3,900–5,000 metres (12,800–16,400 ft) in Eastern Himalayas as well as in Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Northeast India[1] and southeastern Tibet and northwestern Yunnan provinces of China.[2]

Primula hookeri
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Primula
P. hookeri
Binomial name
Primula hookeri
  • Primula vernicosa Ward. (1916)


The species' leaves are subsessile, are 1.5–4 centimetres (0.59–1.57 in) by 0.6–1.5 centimetres (0.24–0.59 in) and are slightly emergent from basal scales at anthesis. The scales themselves are 0.5–2 centimetres (0.20–0.79 in) long, reddish in color, and are oblong and ovate. The scapes' length is less than 3 millimetres (0.12 in) which includes the leaves which become elongated near the fruit part. Corolla is with a stamen and is white or bluish-violet in color with 7–8 millimetres (0.28–0.31 in) long tube and 7–10 millimetres (0.28–0.39 in) wide limb. P. hookeri have an oblong and nearly erect lobes which are subtruncate and a little bit emarginated at the apex. The bracts are linear and subulate and are 5–7 millimetres (0.20–0.28 in). The pedicel is glandular and is 1–2 millimetres (0.039–0.079 in). Flowers homostylous. Calyx is broadly bell-shaped, is minutely glandular and is 5–8 millimetres (0.20–0.31 in) long, but parted near the middle.[2] Flowers are of yellow color.[3]


  1. ^ "Hooker's Primrose". Flowers of India. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Primula hookeri". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 20 (14). 1882.
  3. ^ John Richards (2002) [1993]. Primula. p. 98. ISBN 978-0-7134-8728-2.