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161. Delphinium beesianum W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 8: 130. 1913.

宽距翠雀花 kuan ju cui que hua

Delphinium beesianum

Credit: Harvard University Herbaria

Stem 8--28 cm tall, retrorsely puberulent, branched or simple. Leaf blade 2--8 cm wide, base deeply cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 90% of blade radius; central lobe narrowly rhombic and 3-cleft or oblong-linear and undivided, distally 1- or 2-lobulate or undivided, apex acute; ultimate lobules lanceolate, narrowly oblong, or linear, 2--7 mm wide; proximal leaves usually withered or not. Corymb 3--6 cm, 1--5-flowered, retrorsely puberulent; bracts leaflike, shortly petiolate. Pedicels 3--6 cm; bracteoles borne near middle of pedicel, lanceolate or lanceolate-linear, 5--12 mm. Sepals blue or blue-purple, abaxially puberulent; spur subulate-cylindric, 2.4--2.8(--3.2) cm, base 3--4.5 mm in diam.; other sepals 1.7--2.9 cm. Petals undivided, glabrous. Staminode limb narrowly obovate, erose, emarginate, or 2-lobed, yellow barbate. Filaments pilose. Carpels 5; ovaries densely pubescent. Fl. Sep--Nov.

* Grassy or gravelly slopes, alpine meadows; 3500--4800 m. W Sichuan, E Xizang, NW Yunnan.

1 Leaf blade central lobe oblong-linear, undivided, distal lateral lobes usually undivided and similar to central lobe, proximal lateral lobes unequally 2-parted, tertiary lobes undivided   161c var. radiatifolium
+ Leaf blade central lobe narrowly rhombic, 3-cleft, lateral lobes unequally 2-cleft or 2-parted, tertiary lobes undivided or 1- or 2-lobulate.   (2)
2 (1) Leaf blade ultimate lobules mostly linear, sometimes lanceolate, 2--3.5 mm wide   161a var. beesianum
+ Leaf blade ultimate lobules lanceolate or narrowly oblong, 3--7 mm wide   161b var. latisectum


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