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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Ranunculaceae | Delphinium

Delphinium wentsaii Y. Z. Zhao


Description from Flora of China

Stem ca. 20 cm tall, densely spreading hirsute, simple. Leaf blade 5--10 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 60% of blade radius; central lobe broadly rhombic, 3-lobulate, distally incised dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules lanceolate; proximal leaves usually not withered. Raceme terminal and axillary, ca. 4 cm, densely ca. 6-flowered, densely hirsute; bracts leaflike, 3-sect, or undivided, lanceolate. Pedicels 1--1.5 cm; bracteoles distal, narrowly linear, 1.1--1.3 cm. Sepals blue-purple, abaxially densely hispid; spur cylindric-subulate, ca. 1.2 cm, recurved, base ca. 2 mm in diam.; other sepals 1.1--1.2 cm. Petals emarginate, glabrous. Staminode limb broadly ovate, 2-cleft, white barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3; ovaries puberulent. Fl. Aug.

* Alpine regions. W Xinjiang (Tekes Xian).


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