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56. Delphinium kunlunshanicum Chang Y. Yang & B. Wang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 9(1): 23. 1989.

昆仑翠雀花 kun lun cui que hua

Stem 30--40 cm tall, sparsely spreading hirsute, simple. Leaf blade 7--10 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 60% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic-obovate, 3-lobulate, distally 1- or 2-dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules lanceolate; proximal leaves not withered. Raceme ca. 22 cm, ca. 10-flowered, puberulent and yellowish glandular puberulent; proximal bracts 3-parted, distal ones undivided, linear or lanceolate-linear. Pedicels 1.5--6 cm; bracteoles distal, linear, 5--9 mm. Sepals blue-purple, abaxially hispidulous and yellow glandular; spur subulate, ca. 2 cm, straight, base 2.5--3 mm in diam.; other sepals 1.3--1.5 cm. Petals emarginate, glabrous. Staminode limb broadly ovate, 2-lobed, white barbate. Filaments sparsely pilose. Carpels 3; ovaries densely puberulent. Fl. Jul--Aug.

* Grassy slopes; ca. 3800 m. SW Xinjiang (Yecheng Xian).


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