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Delphinium saxatile (W. T. Wang) W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Delphinium davidii Franchet var. saxatile (W. T. Wang) W. T. Wang.

Stem ca. 27 cm tall, sparsely hispid proximally, sparsely retrorsely puberulent distally. Leaf blade 3--8 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 90% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic, 3-parted, distally few lobulate or few dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules lanceolate to linear; proximal leaves not withered. Corymb ca. 12 cm, ca. 2-flowered; bracts leaflike. Pedicels 8--13 cm, densely retrorsely appressed puberulent; bracteoles borne proximally or near middle of pedicel, linear, ca. 9 mm. Sepals blue-purple, distally acuminate, abaxially appressed puberulent; spur subulate, ca. 2.5 cm, slightly recurved, base ca. 3 mm in diam.; other sepals 2.5--2.9 cm. Petals distally emarginate, ciliate. Staminode limb broadly ovate, 5--6 mm, 2-cleft nearly to middle, yellow barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3; ovaries densely puberulent. Fl. Jul.

* Rocky valleys; ca. 2100 m. W Sichuan (Baoxing Xian).


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