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68. Delphinium kingianum Brühl ex Huth, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 20: 469. 1895.

密叶翠雀花 mi ye cui que hua

Stem 22--60 cm tall, puberulent, rarely glabrous, usually simple. Leaf blade 3--10 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 75% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic, 3-cleft, distally 2-lobulate or entire, apex acute; ultimate lobules linear to narrowly lanceolate; proximal leaves withered. Raceme 5--14 cm, 7- to many flowered; rachis puberulent; proximal bracts leaflike, distal ones linear. Pedicels 2.2--4.8 cm; bracteoles distal, linear, 8--11 mm. Sepals blue, abaxially puberulent; spur subulate or conic-subulate, slightly shorter than sepals, 1.2--1.5 cm, base 2.5--3 mm in diam.; other sepals 1.4--1.7 cm. Petals distally rounded, glabrous. Staminode limb obovate, emarginate, white barbate. Filaments pilose. Carpels 5; ovaries densely puberulent or subglabrous. Fl. Aug.

* Wooded and grassy slopes, scrub; 4600--4800 m. S and W Xizang.

1 Stem glabrous; leaf segments apically long acuminate   68d var. acuminatissimum
+ Stem hairy; leaf segments apically acute.   (2)
2 (1) Stem and raceme densely spreading puberulent, mixed with a few yellow, glandular hairs   68c var. eglandulosum
+ Stem densely retrorsely puberulent and yellow glandular puberulent; raceme densely yellow glandular puberulent, mixed with a few retrorse, white, short hairs.   (3)
3 (2) Ovary densely puberulent   68a var. kingianum
+ Ovary mostly glabrous, with only a few hairs on ventral suture   68b var. leiocarpum


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