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3. Delphinium aquilegifolium (Boiss.) Bornm. in Bull. Herb, Boiss. Ser. 2(4): 1083. 1904. Munz in J. Arn. Arb. 48:268.1967, Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 266.1972, Qureshi & Chaudhri in Pak. Syst. 4(1-2):66.1988 (Fig. 8, A,B).


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

Delphinium aquilegifolium

Credit: S. Hameed

  • Delphinium aquilegifolium var. glandulisissimum Bornm.
  • Delphinium aquilegifolium var. hebecarpum Bornm.
  • Delphinium aquilegifolium var. longipedunculatum Bornm.
  • Delphinium aquilegifolium var. violaceum Bornm.
  • Delphinium saniculifolium var. aquilegifolium Boiss.

    Plant 30-60 cm high, glabrous except patches on pedicels with glandular, basally inflated hairs. Petioles of basal leaves 8-10 cm long, blade reniform, palmately lobed, segments obovate, 1-2 cm wide, with shallow lobes or teeth at the apex. Cauline leaves few, more deeply dissected into narrower segments. Racemes lax, with 5-20 violet-blue flowers, bracts 3-5 mm long. Sepals glabrous sometimes pubescent, upper sepals 8 mm long, ovate, subacute, spur 11.12 mm long, 3 mm wide at base, lateral sepal 7 mm long, oblong-elliptic, rounded, lower sepal 9 mm long, broadly elliptic, obtuse. Upper petals 8 mm, shortly lobed at apex, spur 12 mm, lower petals 8 mm long, claw 4 mm, limb 4 mm, lobed, ciliate in the cleft, bearded on the surface. Stamens 4-5 mm, subglabrous. Follicles 3, 10 x 4 mm, divergent, pubescent. Styles 2 mm long.

    Fl. Per.: April-May.

    Type: N. Iran: Mont Elbrus, nr. Demarand, Kotschy 239 (G, iso. BM, K, P).

    Chitral: B-6 Bombrait, A.R. Beg 1535 (RAW).

    Distribution: Iran, Pakistan.

    A gathering from Azad Kashmir (Jan Mohd. 6923, RAW), with glabrous sepals may belong here.


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