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Pakistan | Family List | Ranunculaceae | Consolida

4. Consolida rugulosa (Boiss.) Schroed. in Ann. Nat. Hofmus. 27:43. 1913. Tamura in Kitam., Fl. Afghan. 123. 1960, Munz in J. Arn. Arb. 48:188. 1967, Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 266. 1972, Qureshi & Chaudhri in Pak. Syst. 4(l-2):87.1988.


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


National Herbarium, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Consolida paradoxa (Bunge) Nevski
  • Delphinium aucheri Boiss.
  • Delphinium paradoxum Bunge
  • Delphinium persicum var. aucheri (Boiss.) Boiss.
  • Delphinium rugulosum Boiss.

    Plant 10-30 cm high, simple or branched near the base, with appressed and spreading hairs, many glandular hairs at the base. Lower leaves petiolate, cauline leaves usually subsessile or sessile, all ± fleshy, 4-3-partite, primary segments divided into narrow lobes which usually become widened towards the apex, 2.5 (-4.5) mm wide, subglabrous to pubescent. Flowers purple or greenish-white, on leafy racemes, solitary in the leaf axils, sessile or with pedicels upto 2 mm long. Bracteoles 2.2-3 mm. Sepals 7-10 mm, spur rarely lacking, usually flexuous, ascending to erect, pubescent, 17-18 mm long. slender, lateral sepals 3.5-4 mm wide, narrowly oblong-ovate, pubescent along the middle, lower sepals 2 mm wide, linear-oblong, pubescent all over. Petal 3-lobed, c. 8 mm broad central lobe broad, ± blunt-deltoid, ± erase, lateral lobes rounded-deltoid. Filaments glabrous. Follicle 10-15 x 3 mm, erect, subcompressed, hairy, reticulate-rugose. Style 3 mm, long. Seeds angular, c. 1.6 mm long, with short, pale scales in ± irregular transverse rows.

    Fl. Per.: April-May.

    Syntypes: Persia boreali, Lake Urmiah, Aucher 4028 (G, P, BM, K).

    D-4 Baluchistan: Tar, 29.5.1957, Khairuddin s.n. (RAW).

    Distribution: Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, S. Siberia.


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