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Delphinium leiostachyum W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Stem ca. 1.1 m tall, appressed puberulent proximally, glabrous elsewhere, distally branched. Leaf blade 7--9 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 90% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic, 2 or 3 × dissected, distally 3-sect, apex acute; ultimate lobules lanceolate-linear or linear; proximal leaves withered. Raceme ca. 15 cm, ca. 7-flowered, glabrous; bracts linear-subulate. Pedicels 1.2--5.2 cm; bracteoles distal, linear-subulate, 5--6 mm. Sepals deep blue, abaxially yellow puberulent, indistinctly corniculate near apex; spur subulate, 2.5--2.8 cm, recurved, base ca. 3 mm in diam.; other sepals 1.3--1.5 cm. Petals erose, glabrous. Staminode limb obovate-oblong, 2-lobed, yellow barbate. Filaments pilose. Carpels 3; ovaries densely pubescent. Fl. Aug.

* Scrub; ca. 3000 m. SW Sichuan (Muli Zang Zu Zizhixian).


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