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8. Delphinium roylei Munz in J. Arn. Arb. 48:292. 1967. Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. Pak. & Kashm., 267.1972, Qureshi & Chaudhri in Pak. Syst. 4(1-2):60.1982 (Fig. 11, A,B).


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

Delphinium roylei

Credit: S. Hameed

  • 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.


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