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Delphinium incisum (Hook. f. & Thomson) Wallich [Cat. 4717. 1828, nom. nud.] ex Munz in J. Arn. Arb. 48: 520, f. 9G. 1967. D. elatum L. var. incisum (Hook. f. & Thomson) Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 26. 1872. D. ranunculifolium Hook. f. & Thomson var. incisum Hook. f. & Thomson, Fl. Ind. 51. 1855.

Plants up to 1 m high; stems slender, somewhat angled, retrorsely pilose to strigose. Cauline leaves scattered, pentagonal in outline, 5 - 10 cm wide, somewhat strigose on both sides, paler beneath, 5-fid nearly to the base; segments somewhat rhombic, 3-lobed up to below the middle; each lobe incised into a few oblong-mucronate lobules, up to 1 cm long, 1.5 - 3 mm wide; petioles somewhat sheathed at base, up to 10 cm long; the upper petioles becoming shorter to about almost absent. Inflorescence racemose few-branched, each branch rather few-flowered, fairly compact; bracts leafy, dissected or the upper entire, linear-oblong, up to 8 mm long; peclicels erect, ascending, strigose, mostly 1 - 2 cm long; bracteoles linear-oblong, strigose, 4 - 6 mm long. Sepals bluish, strigose; upper sepal, ovate, obtuse, 14 - 15 x 11 - 12 mm; spur spreading, decurved, ca 17 mm long, 2 - 3 mm wide at base, blunt; lateral sepals rounded-obovate, ca 13 x 12 mm; lower sepals ca 13 x 7 mm, subacute. Petals black; upper petal slightly oblique, ca 9 x 2 mm, entire, glabrous; spur ca 16 mm long; lower petals oblong, ca 6 x 3 mm, with 2 short unequal oblong ciliate lobes, bearded at base; claw ca 6 mm long. Stamens 6 - 8 mm long, glabrous. Carpels 3, densely pubescent.

Fl. July.

Distrib. India: Uttar Pradesh (Kumaon).


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