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Delphinium wardii Marq. et Shaw


Description from Flora of China

Stem 9--15 cm tall, puberulent, simple. Leaf blade 2--4 cm wide, base cordate-subtruncate; primary lobes separate for less than 60% of blade radius; central lobe shortly obtrapezoid, 3-lobulate, distally few rounded dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules narrowly oblong or lanceolate; proximal leaves usually not withered. Flowers solitary, or 2 in a monochasium. Pedicels ca. 7 cm, puberulent and yellowish glandular puberulent; bracteoles borne near middle of pedicel, oblong, ca. 9 mm. Sepals blue, abaxially puberulent; spur subulate, 1.7--2 cm, base ca. 4 mm in diam.; other sepals 2.5--2.8 cm. Petals unequally 2-lobed, pilose. Staminode limb elliptic, 2-lobed, barbate, margin ciliate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3; ovaries pubescent only along ventral suture. Fl. Sep.

* Scrub; ca. 4200 m. S Xizang (Yadong Xian).


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