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Delphinium pseudocandelabrum W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Stem ca. 15 cm tall, pilose distally, densely leafy and branched. Leaf blade 3--4 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 90% of blade radius; central lobe broadly rhombic or subcuneate, 3-cleft, distally 2- or 3-cleft, apex acute; ultimate lobules narrowly triangular or linear; proximal leaves usually withered. Corymb ca. 7 cm, ca. 3-flowered; bracts leaflike. Pedicels ca. 7 cm, puberulent; bracteoles distal, petiolate, blade 3-cleft, ca. 1.5 cm. Sepals yellowish, abaxially pubescent; spur cylindric, ca. 1.2 cm, base ca. 2.5 mm in diam.; other sepals 1.9--2 cm. Petals undivided, obtuse, glabrous. Staminode limb elliptic-ovate, 2-lobed, yellowish barbate. Filaments sparsely pilose. Carpels 3; ovaries pubescent. Fl. Jul.

* Stony and gravelly slopes; ca. 5000 m. S Qinghai (Nangqên Xian).


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