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33. Delphinium motingshanicum W. T. Wang & M. J. Warnock, Guihaia. 17: 3. 1997.

磨顶山翠雀花 mo ding shan cui que hua

Description from Flora of China

Stem ca. 45 cm tall, proximally densely appressed puberulent, distally sparsely so, 2-branched. Leaf blade 3--5 cm wide, base cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 90% of blade radius; central lobe narrowly oblanceolate, 3-parted, distally incised, apex acute; ultimate lobules oblong-linear; proximal leaves usually not withered. Raceme 5--25 cm, 5--8-flowered; rachis sparsely puberulent. Pedicels 7--11.5 cm, proximally sparsely puberulent, distally densely puberulent and mixed with sparse, spreading, longer hairs; bracteoles borne near middle of pedicel, shortly petiolate, oblong or long elliptic, 1--1.4 cm. Sepals purple-blue, abaxially appressed puberulent and pubescent, base villous; spur cylindric-subulate, ca. 2.2 cm, base ca. 3 mm in diam.; other sepals 1.4--1.6 cm. Petals entire, glabrous. Staminode limb suborbicular, distally emarginate, yellow barbate. Filaments sparsely pilose. Carpels 4 or 5, ovaries densely pubescent. Fl. Jun.

* Gravelly slopes; ca. 4600 m. NW Yunnan (Dêqên Xian).


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