All Floras      Advanced Search
FOC Vol. 6 Page 253 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 6 | Ranunculaceae | Delphinium

92. Delphinium potaninii Huth, Bull. Herb. Boissier. 1: 332. 1893.

黑水翠雀花 hei shui cui que hua

Stem 0.5--1.5 m tall, glabrous, usually branched. Leaf blade 10--15 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 60% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic, 3-lobulate, distally few dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules narrowly ovate; proximal leaves withered. Raceme 6--30 cm, 3--15-flowered, sometimes corymbiform, glabrous; proximal bracts sometimes leaflike, distal ones small, linear or subulate. Pedicels 1.5--9 cm; bracteoles borne at various points on pedicel, lanceolate-linear to filiform, 2--12 × 0.2--1.2 mm. Sepals blue-purple, abaxially puberulent; spur subulate, (1.6--)2.2--2.5(--3) cm, recurved, U-shaped, or spirally recurved; other sepals 1--2 cm. Petals emarginate, glabrous. Staminode limb obovate, 2-cleft, yellow barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3; ovary sparsely puberulent or glabrous. Fl. Jun--Sep.

* Forests, forest margins, grassy slopes, meadows; 1100--3800 m. S Gansu, S Shaanxi, Sichuan.

1 Bracteoles lanceolate-linear or linear, 10--12 × 1--1.2 mm   92c var. latibracteolatum
+ Bracteoles narrowly linear or filiform, 2--7 × 0.2--0.4 mm.   (2)
2 (1) Spur recurved; inflorescence racemose   92a var. potaninii
+ Spur U-shaped or spirally recurved; inflorescence racemose, often corymbiform   92b var. bonvalotii


Related Objects  
  • Illustration
  • Illustration

    Flora of China @
    Browse by
    Advanced Search

    Flora of China Home




     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |