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Delphinium davidii Franch.


Description from Flora of China

Delphinium longipes Franchet, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat., sér. 2, 8: 191. 1886, not Moris (1837); D. grandiflorum Linnaeus var. davidii (Franchet) Brühl.

Stem 28--70 cm tall, sparsely retrorsely puberulent, branched distally. Leaf blade 6--9 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 90% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic, 3-lobulate, distally few lobulate or few dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules triangular to lanceolate; proximal leaves not withered. Corymb 7--13 cm, 2--5-flowered; bracts leaflike. Pedicels 3.5--10 cm, retrorsely puberulent; bracteoles proximal, lanceolate or linear, 4.5--6 mm. Sepals blue, abaxially sparsely puberulent; spur subulate, 1.8--2.5 cm, slightly recurved, base 3.5--4 mm in diam.; other sepals 1.8--2.5 cm. Petals emarginate, glabrous. Staminode limb oblong or obovate, emarginate or 2-lobed, yellow barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3; ovaries densely puberulent. Fl. Aug--Oct.

* Grassy places at forest margins, rocks; 1100--1400 m. W Sichuan (Baoxing Xian to Luding Xian).


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