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Delphinium beesianum

Description from Flora of China

Stem 8--28 cm tall, retrorsely puberulent, branched or simple. Leaf blade 2--8 cm wide, base deeply cordate; primary lobes separate for at least 90% of blade radius; central lobe narrowly rhombic and 3-cleft or oblong-linear and undivided, distally 1- or 2-lobulate or undivided, apex acute; ultimate lobules lanceolate, narrowly oblong, or linear, 2--7 mm wide; proximal leaves usually withered or not. Corymb 3--6 cm, 1--5-flowered, retrorsely puberulent; bracts leaflike, shortly petiolate. Pedicels 3--6 cm; bracteoles borne near middle of pedicel, lanceolate or lanceolate-linear, 5--12 mm. Sepals blue or blue-purple, abaxially puberulent; spur subulate-cylindric, 2.4--2.8(--3.2) cm, base 3--4.5 mm in diam.; other sepals 1.7--2.9 cm. Petals undivided, glabrous. Staminode limb narrowly obovate, erose, emarginate, or 2-lobed, yellow barbate. Filaments pilose. Carpels 5; ovaries densely pubescent. Fl. Sep--Nov.

* Grassy or gravelly slopes, alpine meadows; 3500--4800 m. W Sichuan, E Xizang, NW Yunnan.


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