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1. Consolida stocksiana (Boiss.) Nevski in Komarov, Fl. URSS. 7:111. 1937. Tamura in Kitam., Fl. Afghan. 124. 1960, Munz in J. Am. Arb. 48: 175. 1967, Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 266. 1972, Qureshi & Chaudhri in Pak. Syst. 4(1-2):86.1988 (Fig. 11, C-E).


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


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

Consolida stocksiana

Credit: S. Hameed

  • Consolida stocksiana var. glabrescens (Boiss.) Tamura
  • Consolida stocksiana var. kabulianum (Akhtar) Tamura
  • Delphinium kabulianum Akhtar
  • Delphinium stocksianum Boiss.
  • Delphinium stocksianum var. glabrescens Boiss.

    Plant 20-70 cm high, branched below, strigulose or with more spreading hairs above. Lower leaves with long petioles, tripartite into narrowly lobed segments, lobes oblong-linear, ± obtuse, intermediate leaves with shorter petioles or sessile, segments entire, linear-spathulate, canaliculate, tips of lobes mucronate, recurved. Flowers creamy-white, in a long lax raceme. Pedicels upto 6 mm long, with 2 minute bracteoles near the base. Sepals with violet median stripes, 7-11 mm long, lateral ones pubescent only along the midrib, spur vertical, 1.6-2.6 mm long, 4 mm wide at the base, slightly curved, gradually tapering towards the apex. Petal 3-lobed, c. 8 mm high, c. 11 mm wide, middle lobe with 2 rounded terminal lobules, lateral lobes spreading, spur 16-18 mm. Follicles cinereous, strigose, erect, shortly cylindrical, subarcuate, 8-10 mm long, 2.7 mm wide. Style about 3 mm, slender. Seeds subtriangular, regularly rugose.

    Fl. Per.: April-May.

    Type: Fields in Baluchistan, Stocks (K, G).

    D-4 Baluchistan: Isplinji, A.K. Khan 10 (RAW).

    Distribution: Turkmenistan, Pamir-Alai, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan.

    Resembling Consolida rugulosa (Boiss.) Schroed., but differing in the bracteoles which are situated at the base of the pedicels (not towards the top), and smaller follicles.


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