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Delphinium kingianum Bruhl ex Huth


Description from Flora of China

Stem 22--60 cm tall, puberulent, rarely glabrous, usually simple. Leaf blade 3--10 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 75% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic, 3-cleft, distally 2-lobulate or entire, apex acute; ultimate lobules linear to narrowly lanceolate; proximal leaves withered. Raceme 5--14 cm, 7- to many flowered; rachis puberulent; proximal bracts leaflike, distal ones linear. Pedicels 2.2--4.8 cm; bracteoles distal, linear, 8--11 mm. Sepals blue, abaxially puberulent; spur subulate or conic-subulate, slightly shorter than sepals, 1.2--1.5 cm, base 2.5--3 mm in diam.; other sepals 1.4--1.7 cm. Petals distally rounded, glabrous. Staminode limb obovate, emarginate, white barbate. Filaments pilose. Carpels 5; ovaries densely puberulent or subglabrous. Fl. Aug.

* Wooded and grassy slopes, scrub; 4600--4800 m. S and W Xizang.


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