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49. Delphinium ellipticovatum W. T. Wang, Acta Bot. Sin. 10: 83. 1962.

长卵苞翠雀花 chang luan bao cui que hua

Description from Flora of China

Stem ca. 70 cm tall, hispid, 2-branched distally. Leaf blade ca. 8 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 60% of blade radius; central lobe rhombic, 3-lobulate, distally few dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules lanceolate; proximal leaves usually not withered. Raceme ca. 9 cm, 7- or 8-flowered; rachis shortly strigose and hispid; proximal bracts 3-parted, distal ones lanceolate or narrowly ovate. Pedicels 1--2.7 cm, densely shortly strigose; bracteoles distal, elliptic-ovate or ovate, 5.5--7 mm. Sepals blue-purple, abaxially strigose; spur cylindric-subulate, 1.1--1.2 cm, base 2--2.5 mm in diam.; other sepals ca. 1 cm. Petals obtuse, adaxially yellowish pilose. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3, glabrous or sparsely puberulent. Fl. Aug.

* Slopes. NW Xinjiang (Wenquan Xian).


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