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Delphinium viscosum var. chrysotrichum Bruhl ex Hutch


Description from Flora of China

Stem ca. 30 cm tall, retrorsely puberulent and yellow glandular puberulent, branched. Leaf blade 5--8 cm wide, base broadly cordate; primary lobes separate for less than 60% of blade radius; central lobe cuneate-obovate, 3-lobulate or 3-dentate, distally dentate, apex acute; ultimate lobules narrowly ovate or lanceolate-linear; proximal leaves usually not withered. Corymb 4--7.5 cm, 3- or 4-flowered; rachis short or absent, puberulent; bracts leaflike or linear. Pedicels 2.5--5 cm, retrorsely puberulent and yellow glandular puberulent; bracteoles contiguous to flower or nearly so, lanceolate or narrowly oblong, 7--10 mm. Sepals blue-purple, abaxially pubescent; spur conic-tubular, ca. 1.7 cm, straight, base 5--6 mm in diam.; other sepals 1.8--1.9 cm. Petals 2-lobed, distally ciliate. Staminode limb oblong, 2-cleft, yellow barbate. Filaments glabrous. Carpels 3; ovaries puberulent. Fl. Aug--Sep.

Delphinium viscosum var. viscosum occurs in India and Nepal.

Post-publication comment: Delphinium purpurascens synonymous with this taxon (see Acta Phytotax. Sin. 42(2): 186-190. 2004).

Grassy slopes; ca. 3200 m. SE Xizang [?Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim].


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