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35. Delphinium candelabrum Ostenfeld in Hedin, South Tibet. 6: 80. 1922.

奇林翠雀花 qi lin cui que hua

Stem 6--20 cm tall, glabrous proximally, puberulent distally, simple or 1--3-branched. Leaf blade 1--4 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 90% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic, 3-cleft, distally incised, apex acute; ultimate lobules narrowly ovate, lanceolate, or broadly linear; proximal leaves usually withered. Corymb 4--6 cm, 1--3(--6)-flowered; bracts leaflike. Pedicels 2.5--5 cm, densely puberulent; bracteoles borne near middle of pedicel or distally, leaflike or undivided, linear, 6--12 mm. Sepals blue-purple, abaxially puberulent; spur subulate, 1.8--3 cm, nearly straight or slightly recurved, base 2.5--3(--4) mm in diam.; other sepals 1.8--3 cm. Petals 2-lobed or undivided, glabrous. Staminode limb orbicular-ovate, 2-lobed, yellow barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3; ovaries densely puberulent. Fl. Jul--Aug.

* Grassy or gravelly slopes; 4100--5300 m. SW Gansu, E and SE Qinghai, NW Sichuan, NE and S Xizang

1 Corymb 2- or 3(--6)-flowered; upper sepal 1.5--1.8 × 0.8--1.1 cm, spur 2--2.1 cm, other sepals 1.8--2 cm; petals distally 2-lobed   35a var. candelabrum
+ Corymb 1(or 2)-flowered; upper sepal 1.8--2.5 × 1.2--2.2 cm, spur 1.8--3 cm, other sepals 2.2--3 cm; petals undivided   35b var. monanthum


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