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Delphinium taipaicum W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Stem 22--30 cm tall, retrorsely puberulent or glabrescent, simple. Leaf blade 4--8 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 90% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic-cuneate, 3-parted, distally undivided or few lobulate, apex acute; ultimate lobules narrowly triangular to lanceolate-linear; proximal leaves not withered. Raceme 4--10 cm, 2--4-flowered, retrorsely puberulent; proximal bracts 3-sect, distal ones oblong-ovate or lanceolate. Pedicels 1.5--4 cm; bracteoles distal, oblong-ovate, 0.9--1.2 cm. Sepals purple, abaxially pubescent; spur cylindric-subulate, 1.4--2 cm, base ca. 2.6 mm in diam.; other sepals 1.6--1.7 cm. Petals emarginate, glabrous. Staminode limb obovate, 2-lobed, yellow barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3; ovaries densely pubescent. Fl. Sep.

* Grassy slopes; 3600--3900 m. S Shaanxi (Taibai Shan).


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