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128. Delphinium ceratophorum Franchet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 33: 377. 1886.

角萼翠雀花 jiao e cui que hua

Stem 30--60 cm tall, sparsely hispid proximally, glabrous distally to middle, branched. Leaf blade 3--19 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 75% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic or rhombic-cuneate, 3-lobulate, distally incised dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules narrowly triangular to linear; proximal leaves not withered. Raceme 7--18(--30) cm, 5--10(--17)-flowered; rachis glabrous; proximal bracts 3-parted, distal ones undivided, oblong or linear. Pedicels 1.7--8 cm, glabrous, rarely with sparse, rigid hairs apically; bracteoles distal, lanceolate-linear or subulate, 5--10 mm. Sepals purple-blue, abaxially shortly strigose, rarely hirsute, corniculate near apex; spur cylindric-subulate, 1.9--2.3 cm, slightly recurved or U-shaped, base 2.5--3 mm in diam.; other sepals 1.2--1.9 cm. Petals undivided, glabrous. Staminode limb obovate, 2-lobed, 2-cleft, or emarginate, yellow barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3; ovaries densely pubescent. Fl. Jun--Oct.

* Forests, forest margins, grassy slopes, meadows; 2800--4200 m. NW Yunnan.

1 Leaf blade to 10 × 19 cm, more strongly divided, central lobe 3-cleft beyond middle, ultimate lobules narrowly lanceolate or linear-lanceolate; bracteoles remote from flower   128d var. robustum
+ Leaf blade to 6.5 × 10 cm, less divided, central lobe 3-lobulate, ultimate lobules ovate or triangular; bracteoles contiguous to flower or nearly so.   (2)
2 (1) Sepals abaxially hirsute, hairs to 3.5 mm   128c var. hirsutum
+ Sepals abaxially shortly strigose, hairs to 0.5 mm.   (3)
3 (2) Sepal cornicle 1.5--2 mm   128a var. ceratophorum
+ Sepal cornicle less than 1 mm   128b var. brevicorniculatum


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