Primula parryi var. wilcoxiana Alph.Wood ex A.Br.

, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 8(7): 81 (1881), nom. inval.
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Species Name
Primula parryi A.Gray, Amer. J. Sci. Arts ser. 2. 34(no. 101): 257 (1862).
Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. New York
8(7): 81
Date of Publication
Jul 1881
Family as entered in IPNI

Nomenclatural Notes

Status: nom. inval. Brown did not accept the name ‘Primula parryi var. wilcoxiana’; he mentioned ‘… a dwarf primrose of the same general size and habit as Primula angustifolia, but having a from 1--5-flowered scape and showing also marked differences in the inflorescence from that described by Dr. Gray. Prof. Wood regarded this as a variety of P. Parryi, Gray, and named it var. Wilcoxiana. It appears to be the same as var. Cusickiana, Gray, of P. angustifolia (N. A. Flora, p. 393) except that the last-named variety is described as only 2-flowered. P. angustifolia flourishes in its typical, 1-flowered form, on high mountain elevations, such as Gray's and Pike's Peak, at 11,000 ft. to 13,000 ft., where we have found it abundant. The many-flowered forms grow at much lower elevations (where P. parryi, a much larger species, is found) but the foliage shows no marks of any greater vigor in the plants. It is possibly a distinct species’