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Delphinium pyramidale Royle, Illus. Bot. Himal. 56. 1834. D. ranunculifolium Hook. f. & Thomson, Fl. Ind. 51. 1855. D. elatum L. var. ranunculifolium (Hook. f. & Thomson) Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 26. 1872.

Perennial herbs, nearly up to 2 m high; stems thick, glabrous, leafy, branched at the inflorescence regions. Lower petioles up to 40 cm long, upper shorter; lamina ca 15 cm wide, 3- to 5-partite, deeply segmented. Inflorescence a group of many-flowered racemes, the upper leaves passing off into bracts. Flowers blue or purplish. Sepals as long as the spur; spur 12 - 15 mm long, straight or decurved. Petals bluish black, lower ones bearded. Stamens 7 - 8 mm long, glabrous. Follicles 3, glabrous or pubescent.

Fl. & Fr. July - Sept.

Distrib. India: W. Himalayas, 2000 - 3500 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Pakistan, Nepal and China (Tibet).

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