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47. Delphinium aktoense W. T. Wang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 37: 216. 1999.

阿克陶翠雀花 a ke tao cui que hua

Description from Flora of China

Stem ca. 45 cm tall, sparsely spreading hirsutulous, simple. Leaf blade 5--11 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 60% of blade radius; central lobe obovate-obtrapezoid, 3-lobulate, distally few dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules lanceolate; proximal leaves usually withered. Raceme ca. 3 cm, ca. 3-flowered; rachis glabrous; bracts linear-lanceolate, undivided, 4--5 mm, hirsutulous. Pedicels 0.9--1.7 cm, hirsutulous; bracteoles distal, narrowly lanceolate, ca. 4 mm. Sepals blue-purple, abaxially sparsely pilose; spur cylindric-subulate, ca. 1.3 cm, decurved; other sepals elliptic-ovate, 1.2--1.3 cm. Petals 2 lobed, sparsely long ciliate. Staminode limb broadly ovate, 2-lobed, yellowish barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3, appressed puberulous. Fl. Aug.

* Slopes; 3000--3300 m. SW Xinjiang (Akto Xian).


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