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Delphinium smithianum Hand.-Mazz.


Description from Flora of China

Stem 10--15 cm tall, puberulent, simple or 1-branched. Leaf blade 2--5 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 60% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic, 3-lobulate, distally few dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules narrowly oblong or lanceolate; proximal leaves usually not withered. Corymb ca. 4 cm, 2--4-flowered; bracts leaflike. Pedicels 3--4 cm, densely retrorsely puberulent distally; bracteoles borne near middle of pedicel or distally, 3-cleft or undivided, lanceolate, 0.9--1.3 cm. Sepals persistent, blue, abaxially puberulent; spur cylindric, 2--2.3 cm, base ca. 4 mm in diam.; other sepals 1.5--2.3 cm. Petals emarginate, glabrous. Staminode limb oblong, 2-lobed, yellow barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3; ovaries densely puberulent. Fl. Jul--Aug.

* Gravelly slopes; 3500--4600 m. W Sichuan, NW Yunnan (Zhongdian Xian).


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