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Delphinium hirtifolium W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Stem ca. 80 cm tall, glabrous, branched distally. Leaf blade ca. 7.5 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 75% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic-lanceolate, nearly undivided, distally dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules narrowly ovate; proximal leaves usually withered. Raceme 27--40 cm, 18--35-flowered, yellow glandular puberulent and retrorsely puberulent; proximal bracts leaflike, distal ones linear. Pedicels 0.5--5 cm; bracteoles borne near middle of pedicel, linear, 5--9 mm. Sepals deep blue-purple, abaxially sparsely puberulent; spur subulate, 1.5--2 cm, recurved, base ca. 2.5 mm in diam.; other sepals 1--1.1 cm. Petals 2-lobed, glabrous. Staminode limb ovate, 2-parted, sparsely white barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3; ovaries yellowish pilose. Fl. Jun--Jul.

* Slopes; ca. 2500 m. SW Sichuan (Muli Zang Zu Zizhixian).


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