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Delphinium candelabrum Ostf.


Description from Flora of China

Stem 6--20 cm tall, glabrous proximally, puberulent distally, simple or 1--3-branched. Leaf blade 1--4 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 90% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic, 3-cleft, distally incised, apex acute; ultimate lobules narrowly ovate, lanceolate, or broadly linear; proximal leaves usually withered. Corymb 4--6 cm, 1--3(--6)-flowered; bracts leaflike. Pedicels 2.5--5 cm, densely puberulent; bracteoles borne near middle of pedicel or distally, leaflike or undivided, linear, 6--12 mm. Sepals blue-purple, abaxially puberulent; spur subulate, 1.8--3 cm, nearly straight or slightly recurved, base 2.5--3(--4) mm in diam.; other sepals 1.8--3 cm. Petals 2-lobed or undivided, glabrous. Staminode limb orbicular-ovate, 2-lobed, yellow barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3; ovaries densely puberulent. Fl. Jul--Aug.

* Grassy or gravelly slopes; 4100--5300 m. SW Gansu, E and SE Qinghai, NW Sichuan, NE and S Xizang


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