Delphinium incanum Royle
Herb 50-100 cm high, stem simple or with a few branches, densely strigulose. Petioles of lower leaves about 10 cm, blade 5-8 cm in diameter, palmately multipartite, segments cuneate, sharply incised, with lobes 1.5-3 mm wide, pointed, upper leaves smaller, shortly stalked to subsessile. Inflorescence composed of a long, dense central raceme and few short looser lateral racemes. Bracts linear, 5-10 mm long, pedicels 10-25 mm long, recurved at apex, bracteoles 2.5-3 mm, near base of pedicel. Sepals deep blue, strigulose, upper sepal 13-14 x 8-9 mm, pointed, spur 15-16 mm long, 3-3.5 mm wide at base, cylindric, horizontal, lateral sepals broadly elliptic-ovate, obtuse, 15 x 16 mm, lower sepals 15-16 x 8-9 mm, subovate, pointed. Upper petals pale, lamina glabrous, oblique, 8 mm long, shallowly bidentate, spur 14 mm long, lower petals with deep blue, bearded, roundish lamina 6 mm long, lobed for 3 mm, claw 5 mm long. Stamens 5-7 mm long, subglabrous. Follicles 3, strigose, 10-15 x 3-4 mm wide. Seeds 1 mm long, 3-angled, usually with 5 rows of scales.
Fl. Per.: July-August.
Type: Kashmir: Purbunee, R. Inglis (LIV), DD, in a poor state according to Lauener (l.c.).
A-6 Chitral: Gokshal, 2400 m, Chitral Gol, 7.7.1977, Hakim Khan s.n. (RAW), Kashmir: Doosoo, Sinthan Pass, R.R. Stewart 3156 (RAW), Badwan-Korakbal, ± 8000, 29.8.1939, R.R. Stewart s.n. (KUH), above Chorwan, R.R. Stewart 19693 (KUH).
Distribution: Pakistan, Kashmir.
Found from 2300-2800 m.