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Pakistan | Family List | Ranunculaceae | Consolida

8. Consolida flava (DC.) Schroed., Ann. Naturh. Hofmus. Wien. 27:43. 1913. Munz in J. Arn. Arbor. 48:183. 1967, Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 268. 1972.


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


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

  • Delphinium flavum DC.

    Plant 30-60 cm high, divaricately branched, retrorse strigulose below, yellow-pubescent, often hairs gland-tipped or hairs swollen at base. Lower leaves evanescent, multifid. Cauline leaves sessile or subsessile, multifid with linear lobes c. 1.5-2 mm wide, ± crisped hairy. Flowers yellow, in numerous, lax few-flowered racemes. Bracts usually simple, upto 5 mm. Pedicels slender, 1.4 cm long, with small (2-3 mm) bracteoles near the middle. Sepals 9-10 mm, oblong-spathulate to obovate, crisp-pubescent, especially near the middle, lateral pair broadest, rounded, others ± pointed. Spur c. 20 mm long, 3 mm wide at base, horizontal, flexuous. Petals whitish, light yellow, violet near apex, 1718 mm wide, lateral lobes 5 mm, slightly curved upwards, central lobe 3 mm, bind at the tip. Filaments whitish, abruptly widened below the middle, subglabrous. Follicle 9-11 x 3.5-4 mm, oblong, with transverse ridges, appressed pubescent. Style 4 mm long.

    Type: In oriente, verosimiliter in archipelago, Olivier (P), (according to Munz, l.c. la belled: ‘de Bagdad a Kermancha, Voyage d’ Olivier et Brugniere en Orient’).

    Distribution: Syria, Iraq.

    Reported doubtfully by Stewart l.c. from Gilgit based on a gathering by F. Schmid.


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