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Delphinium oxycentrum W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Stem 45--70 cm tall, glabrous, simple or 1-branched distally. Leaf blade 6--11 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for less than 60% of blade radius; central lobe broadly rhombic, 3-lobulate, distally incised dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules ovate; proximal leaves usually not withered. Raceme subglobose, 5.5--7.5 cm, densely 9--12-flowered, glabrous; proximal bracts leaflike, distal ones spatulate-oblong or narrowly oblong. Pedicels 2--4 cm; bracteoles distal, lanceolate to lanceolate-linear, 8--10 mm, glabrous or sparsely strigose. Sepals greenish and purple along veins, subglabrous or sparsely ciliate; spur pendulous, subulate, 2.6--4.2 cm; other sepals 1.4--1.8 cm. Petals 2-lobed, glabrous. Staminode limb ovate, 2-lobed, glabrous. Filaments glabrous. Ovaries glabrous. Fl. Aug--Sep.

* Grassy slopes near forests; ca. 4000 m. SW Sichuan (Daocheng Xian, Gongga Shan).


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