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Delphinium subspathulatum W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Stem 42--53 cm tall, hispidulous, simple. Leaf blade 7--10 cm wide, base deeply cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 60% of blade radius; central lobe subrhombic, 3-lobulate, distally incised dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules lanceolate; proximal leaves usually withered. Raceme 13--16 cm, 5--8-flowered, appressed puberulent; proximal bracts leaflike, distal ones oblong. Pedicels 1.7--8 cm; bracteoles distal, narrowly oblong or spatulate-oblong, 0.9--1.1 cm. Sepals persistent, blue-purple, abaxially sparsely puberulent; spur subulate-cylindric, 1.1--1.3 cm, base 2.6--3 mm in diam.; other sepals 1.2--1.4 cm. Petals emarginate, glabrous. Staminode limb ovate, 2-lobed, yellow barbate. Filaments pilose. Carpels 3; ovaries densely puberulent. Fl. Aug--Sep.

* Forest margins; ca. 3800 m. S Xizang (Nyalam Xian).


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