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Delphinium taxkorganense W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Stem 20--30 cm tall, branched. Leaf blade 3--5 cm wide, base deeply cordate; primary lobes separate for less than 60% of blade radius; central lobe cuneate-obovate, 3-lobulate, distally with 1 or 2 rounded teeth, apex rounded; ultimate lobules ovate; proximal leaves usually withered. Raceme ca. 9 cm, ca. 6-flowered, puberulent and sparsely glandular puberulent; bracts leaflike, proximal ones long petiolate. Pedicels 1.5--6.5 cm; bracteoles distal, narrowly obovate, elliptic, or linear, 1.1--1.8 cm. Sepals blue, abaxially puberulent; spur saccate-conic, 6--7 mm, base 4--5 mm in diam.; other sepals 1.4--1.6 cm. Petals 2-lobed, pubescent. Staminode limb ovate, 2-cleft, densely yellow barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 4 or 5, glabrous. Fl. Aug.

* Rocks near glaciers; ca. 4700 m. SW Xinjiang (Taxkorgan Tajik Zizhixian).


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