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Delphinium tianshanicum W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Stem (40--)60--115 cm tall, hispid, shortly branched distally or simple. Leaf blade 9--14 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 60% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic-obtrapezoid or broadly rhombic, 3-parted, distally few dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules lanceolate; proximal leaves usually not withered. Raceme 10--15 cm, 8--15-flowered, shortly strigose; proximal bracts 3-parted, distal ones lanceolate-linear. Pedicels 2--6 cm; bracteoles distal, lanceolate-linear or linear, 5.5--9 mm. Sepals blue-purple, abaxially densely shortly strigose; spur cylindric-subulate, 1.1--1.4 cm, base ca. 3 mm in diam.; other sepals 1--1.3 cm. Petals emarginate, glabrous. Staminode limb ovate, 2-lobed, yellow barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3; ovaries densely strigose. Fl. Jul--Sep.

* Scrub, grassy slopes, streamsides; 1700--2700 m. C Xinjiang (Tian Shan).


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