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123. Delphinium calthifolium Q. E. Yang & Y. Luo, Novon. 11: 370. 2001.

驴蹄草叶翠雀花 lu ti cao ye cui que hua

Description from Flora of China

Stem 25--40 cm tall, densely appressed puberulent, unbranched. Leaf blade 4--6 cm wide, base deeply cordate; primary lobes separate for less than 60% of blade radius; central lobe broadly rhombic, unlobed, distally dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules broadly triangular or orbicular; proximal leaves not withered. Raceme 5--12 cm, 3--6-flowered, appressed white puberulent; proximal bracts 3--5-sect, distal ones undivided, lanceolate. Pedicels 2--5 cm; bracteoles distal, lanceolate, 2--5 mm. Sepals blue, abaxially appressed puberulent; spur subulate-cylindric, ca. 2.5 cm, slightly downcurved, base ca. 2.5 mm in diam.; other sepals 1.2--1.3 cm. Petals 2-lobed, glabrous. Staminode limb ovate, 2-cleft, yellow barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3; ovaries glabrous. Fl. and fr. Sep.

* Forests; ca. 2300 m. NC Sichuan (Beichuan Xian).


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