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117. Delphinium taliense Franchet, Bull. Soc. Philom. Paris. ser. 8, 5: 174. 1893.

大理翠雀花 da li cui que hua

Stem 45--130 cm, glabrous or proximally with short, rigid hairs, usually branched. Leaf blade 6--10 cm wide, base deeply cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 90% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic, 3-cleft, distally few lobulate, apex acute; ultimate lobules triangular, narrowly so, narrowly lanceolate or lanceolate-linear; proximal leaves withered. Raceme 6--15(--30) cm, 6--12(--17)-flowered; rachis glabrous; proximal bracts 3-parted or undivided, distal ones undivided, linear-subulate. Pedicels 2--7 cm, glabrous or puberulent apically; bracteoles borne near middle of pedicel or distally, subulate, 4.5--9 mm, glabrous or sparsely puberulent. Sepals purple-blue, abaxially appressed puberulent, rarely abaxially hirsute, shortly corniculate distally; spur subulate or rarely cylindric-subulate, 1.3--2.4(--2.6) cm, nearly equaling or 1.5--2 × as long as lateral and lower sepals, slightly recurved, base 2--3(--5) mm in diam.; other sepals 1--1.5(--2.5) cm. Petals distally 2-lobulate, glabrous or sparsely ciliate. Staminode limb 2-lobed, sometimes emarginate or 2-parted, yellow barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3; ovaries glabrous or puberulent. Fl. Aug--Nov.

* Forests on slopes, forest margins, grassy slopes, meadows, rocks; 2800--3500 m. SW Sichuan, NC and NW Yunnan

1 Spur cylindric-subulate, nearly equaling sepals, base 4--5 mm in diam.   117c var. platycentrum
+ Spur subulate, slightly longer than or 1.5--2 × as long as sepals, base 2--3 mm in diam.   (2)
2 (1) Sepals hirsute abaxially   117b var. hirsutum
+ Sepals appressed puberulent abaxially.   (3)
3 (2) Leaf blade 3 or 4 × dissected, ultimate lobules narrowly lanceolate or lanceolate-linear; spur ca. 2.6 cm; staminode limb 2-parted beyond middle   117d var. dolichocentrum
+ Leaf blade less divided, ultimate lobules triangular or narrowly so; spur 1.3--2.4 cm; staminode limb 2-lobed nearly to middle or emarginate   117a var. taliense


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