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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Ranunculaceae | Delphinium

3. Delphinium sect. Delphinastrum de Candolle, Syst. Nat. 1: 351. 1817.

翠雀组 cui que zu

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, rhizomatous. Leaves mostly on proximal 1/2 of stem, near middle, or distal; leaf blade palmately divided; primary lobes 1- to many lobulate. Petals of same color as sepals, not black-brown. Staminodes of same color as sepals, not black-brown, distinctly differentiated into a claw and an expanded, broad limb; limb adaxially yellow or white barbate. Carpels 3(--5). Seeds mostly transversely squamulose winged, rarely narrowly winged only along angles.

About 170 species: mainly in the N hemisphere, a few species in Africa; 104 species (95 endemic) in China.


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