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Pakistan | Family List | Ranunculaceae | Consolida

6. Consolida camptocarpa (Fisch. & Mey. ex Ledeb.) Nevski in Komarov, Fl. URSS. 7:106. 1937. Munz in J. Arn. Arbor. 48:193. 1967, Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 265. 1972.


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


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

  • Delphinium camptocarpum Fisch. et Mey. ex Ledeb.
  • Delphinium comptocarpum var. songaricum Kar. & Kir.
  • Delphinium songaricum (Kar. et Kir.) Nevski

    Erect plant, 20-60 cm high, with a few ascending branches from above the base with retrorse appressed to spreading hairs. Leaves mostly in the lower half of stem, usually petiolate, trifid, segments 2-3-partite, lobes with 2-3 coarse terminal ± acute teeth, strigose, bracts 3-5 mm, similar to upper leaves. Flowers 5-15, in terminal racemes. Pedicels 2-20 mm, elongated in fruit, bracteoles minute, s etaceous. Flowers blue or blue-violet. Sepals pubescent, upper sepals 10-11 x 2.5-3.5 mm, lanceolate, spur 18 mm long, 4-4.5 mm wide at the base, suberect, lateral sepals 10 mm, rhombic-ovate, lower ones 10 x 5 mm, asymmetrical. Petal 3-lobed, 10-14 mm wide, when expanded 8-12 mm high, lobes broadly triangular, obtuse, central lobe 3 mm, shallowly bilobed, lateral one 4 mm, spreading. Stamens glabrous. Follicle c. 10 x 2-3 mm, compressed, curved, declined by the recurved tip of the pedicel, ± pubescent, reticulate veined, style 2-3 mm.

    Type: Turcomania, ad locus orientale maris Caspii, Karelin (LE).

    Distribution: C. Asia in the Kara-Kum and Amu Darya areas, Afghanistan and Baluchistan.

    Stewart (l.c.) recorded this species from Zhob Valley, Baluchistan.


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