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31. Delphinium yajiangense W. T. Wang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 6(1): 5. 1986.

雅江翠雀花 ya jiang cui que hua

Stem 28--30 cm tall, appressed puberulent, simple or branched. Leaf blade 2--4 cm wide, base deeply cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 90% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic, 3-parted, distally sparsely incised lobulate or 1--3-dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules linear-lanceolate; proximal leaves usually withered. Corymb ca. 9 cm, 4- or 5-flowered, densely retrorsely puberulent; bracts leaflike. Pedicels 2.5--7 cm; bracteoles distal, narrowly elliptic, oblanceolate, or linear, 2.5--3 mm. Sepals blue, white at margin, abaxially yellow pilose; spur subulate, 2--2.4 cm, nearly straight or slightly recurved, base 3--3.2 mm in diam.; other sepals 0.9--1.1 cm. Petals undivided, glabrous. Staminode limb ovate, 2-cleft, yellow barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3; ovaries densely appressed puberulent. Fl. Aug.

* Alpine meadows; ca. 4400 m. W Sichuan (Yajiang Xian).


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