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Delphinium handelianum W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Delphinium lilacinum Handel-Mazzetti (1931), not Willdenow ex Huth (1895).

Stem 50--80 cm tall, hispid or glabrous, branched. Leaf blade 7--12 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 75% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic, entire or 3-lobulate, distally unequally dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules ovate or narrowly so; proximal leaves withered or not. Raceme 12--19 cm, 8--14-flowered, densely retrorsely strigose and yellow glandular puberulent; proximal bracts leaflike, distal ones lanceolate or subulate. Pedicels 1--5 cm; bracteoles borne near middle of pedicel or distally, lanceolate-linear, 5--8 mm. Sepals purple or purplish, abaxially puberulent; spur subulate, ca. 1.5 cm, straight, base ca. 2.5 mm in diam.; other sepals 1--1.1 cm. Petals 2-lobed, sparsely ciliate. Staminode limb ovate, 2-cleft, white barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3; ovaries sparsely strigose or glabrous. Fl. Aug.

* Sparse forests, slopes. NW Yunnan (Dayao Xian, Yongsheng Xian).


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