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3. Consolida persica (Boiss.) Schroed. in Abh. Zool-Bot. Ges. Wien. 4(5):17, 162. 1909. Tamura in Kitam., Fl. Afghan. 123. 1960, Munz in J. Am. Arb. 48:186. 1967, Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 266. 1972, Qureshi & Chaudhri in Pak. syst. 4(1-2):85.1988 (Fig. 11, F. G).


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


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

Consolida persica

Credit: S. Hameed

  • Delphinium persicum Boiss.

    Plant 10-35 cm high, divaricately branched, strigulose in all parts, some hairs gland-tipped, especially in the upper portion of stem. Leaves small, the lower petiolate, with narrow ± fleshy segments. Bracts 2-8 mm, trifid or entire. pedicels 2-4 mm in flower, 5 mm in fruit, bracteoles upto 3 mm, subulate. Sepals 6-8 mm, pinkish or white, sometimes with a blue tinge and a greenish midrib, not clawed, upper one ovate-lanceolate, spur ascending, 20-25 mm long, ± 4 mm wide at base, lateral one oblong obovate, 3.5 mm wide, pubescent on midrib, lower ones broadly ovate-lanceolate 4 mm wide, pubescent all over. Petal 3-lobed, 15-20 mm wide, terminal lobe with 2 short lobules, lateral lobes rounded. Filaments glabrous. Follicle hairy, 10 x 2.5 mm, slightly compressed, scarcely rugose. Style 3 mm long.

    Fl. Per.: April-May.

    Type: Persia circa Amadan, Aucher 78 (G, P).

    D-4 Baluchistan: Maslakh, R.R. Stewart 706 (RAW), Baleli, Asghar Ali 126 (RAW), Khanozoi-Hindubagh, ± 5000', in stones, Z. Ali 5670 (RAW).

    Distribution: N.E. Anatolia, Armenia SSR, Southern Siberia, Afghanistan, Pakistan.


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