Closely related to P. latisecta, this woodland primula has a creeping habit and is easily propagated by divison. The two species do not overlap with P. latisecta distributed in South Tibet and P. palmata found in North Sichuan. P. palmata is distinguishing from P. latisecta by the less divided leaf with a more acute apex for each lobe and smaller flowers. The leaves have hairs on both sides though the petiole and underside have more especially along the veins. Flowers are annulate, rose-purple with a white eye. See also related P. alsophila.