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Delphinium malacophyllum Hand.-Mazz.


Description from Flora of China

Stem 10--30 cm tall, puberulent, simple or few branched. Leaf blade 2--6 cm wide, base deeply cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 90% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic, 3-lobulate, distally entire or 1-denticulate, apex acute; ultimate lobules narrowly ovate; proximal leaves usually not withered. Corymb 4--8 cm, 2--5-flowered; bracts leaflike. Pedicels 2.5--7 cm, retrorsely puberulent; bracteoles proximal, linear, ca. 4 mm. Sepals deep blue, abaxially sericeous puberulent; spur subulate, 3.5--3.8 cm, base ca. 2.5 mm in diam.; other sepals 2--2.3 cm. Petals undivided or 2-lobed, glabrous. Staminode limb suboblong, 2-cleft, yellow barbate. Filaments glabrous or sparsely ciliate. Carpels 3; ovaries densely sericeous. Fl. Aug.

* Alpine meadows; 3900--4300 m. SW Gansu, NW Sichuan.


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