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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Ranunculaceae | Delphinium

Delphinium vestitum Wall.


Description from Flora of China

Stem 26--35 cm tall, retrorsely hispidulous and hispid, simple or 1-branched. Leaf blade 4--9 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for less than 60% of blade radius; central lobe broadly rhombic, 3-lobulate, distally lobulate and dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules lanceolate-linear or linear; proximal leaves usually not withered. Raceme 8--15 cm, 4--9-flowered, hispidulous, sparsely yellow glandular puberulent; proximal bracts leaflike, distal ones lanceolate. Pedicels 1.9--2.9 cm; bracteoles distal, narrowly lanceolate, 6--8 mm. Sepals persistent, purplish blue, abaxially hispidulous; spur tubular-conic, 1.1--1.3 cm, base 5--6 mm in diam.; other sepals ca. 1.5 cm. Petals 2-lobed, glabrous. Staminode limb narrowly ovate, 2-cleft, yellow barbate. Filaments glabrous or pilose. Carpels 3; ovaries densely puberulent. Fl. Aug--Sep.

Forest margins; ca. 3400 m. S Xizang (Nyalam Xian) [?Bhutan, NW India, Kashmir, Nepal].


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