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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Ranunculaceae | Delphinium

Delphinium lacostei Danguy


Description from Flora of China

Stem 6--10 cm tall, pubescent distally, simple. Leaf blade 2--4 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 60% of blade radius; central lobe broadly cuneate or broadly obovate, 3-lobulate, distally few dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules narrowly ovate; proximal leaves usually not withered. Corymb ca. 2 cm, 2- or 3-flowered; bracts lanceolate, 3-lobed or undivided. Pedicels ca. 1.5 cm, pubescent; bracteoles borne near middle of pedicel, linear, 8--10 mm. Sepals blue, abaxially pubescent; spur conic, 4--6 mm, base 3--5 mm in diam.; other sepals 1.5--2.3 cm. Petals 2-lobed, long ciliate. Staminode limb suboblong, 2-cleft nearly to middle, yellow barbate, long ciliate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 5; ovaries densely pubescent. Fl. Sep.

Gravelly slopes; ca. 4500 m. SW Xinjiang [Kyrgyzstan, N Pakistan].


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