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9. Delphinium tetragynum W. T. Wang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 3(1): 26. 1983.

四果翠雀花 si guo cui que hua

Stem 30--38 cm tall, sparsely pubescent, branched. Leaf blade 5--8 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for less than 60% of blade radius; central lobe broadly rhombic, 3-lobulate, distally lobulate-dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules ovate; proximal leaves usually not withered. Raceme ca. 6 cm, ca. 5-flowered, pubescent; proximal bracts leaflike, 3-parted, distal ones linear, undivided, ca. 1 cm. Pedicels 1--3.5 cm; bracteoles distal, lanceolate-linear, ca. 1 cm. Sepals blue, abaxially pubescent; spur conic, ca. 8 mm, base ca. 4 mm in diam.; other sepals ca. 1.8 cm. Petals 2-lobed, long ciliate. Staminode limb oblong, 2-cleft, densely yellow barbate, margin long ciliate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 4, glabrous. Fl. Jul--Aug.

* Gravelly slopes; ca. 4500 m. SW Xinjiang (Taxkorgan Tajik Zizhixian).


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