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4. Delphinium centeteroides (Bruehl) Munz in J. Arn. Arb. 48: 273. 1967. Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 266. 1972, Qureshi & Chaudhri in Pak. syst. 4(1-2):65.1988 (Fig. 9, E, F).


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

Delphinium centeteroides

  • Delphinium saniculifolium subsp. centeteroides Bruehl

    Plant 30-90 cm high, branched, sparsely pubescent above with glandular spreading hairs. Leaves mostly withered at flowering time. Lower petioles up to 12 cm long, upper ones much shorter. Blades of lower leaves with few, broad, cuneate lobes, uppermost trisect, 2-5 mm long, with linear lobes of the last order. Inflorescence an open panicle, formed of short, few flowered dense racemes. Bracts 4-5 mm, simple. Pedicles 1-2 cm, pubescent, ascending. Bracteoles 3 mm, attached near the middle of the pedicel. Sepals blue, strigulose, upper sepal 10 x 4 mm, ovate, pointed, spur 16-20 mm long, slender, subcylindric, ± curved, lateral sepals 10 mm long, oblong elliptic, rounded, strigose on the mid line, lower sepals 10 mm long, oblong-obovate, oblique. Upper petals 9-10 mm, with an oblique glabrous limb shallowly bilobed. Claw 4-5 mm long. Stamens 6-7 mm long, glabrous. Follicles hairy. Style c. 2.5 mm long. Seeds with short appressed scales.

    Fl. Per.: June.

    Type: Afghanistan, Griffith 45, Hb. East India Co. (Iso. at GH, K, fide Munz, l.c.).

    D-4 Baluchistan: Ziarat, M.A. Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 3541 (RAW), id., R.R. Stewart 579, 854 (RAW).

    Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan.

    In Pakistan it is confined to Baluchistan.


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