Rau (1993) has mentioned presence of following species of Delphinium in India-
  1. Delphinium altissimum Wallich
  2. D. brunonianum Royle
  3. D. caeruleum Jacquem. ex Cambess.
  4. D. candelabrum Ostenf.
  5. D. cashmerianum Royle
  6. D. densiflorum Duthie ex Huth
  7. D. denudatum Wallich
  8. D. drepanocentrum (Bruehl ex Huth) Munz (synonym of Delphinium umbrosum var. drepanocentrum (Brühl ex Huth) W.T.Wang & M.J.Warnock)
  9. D. glaciale Hook.f. & Thomson
  10. D. incisum (Hook.f & Thomson) Wallich ex Munz
  11. D. kamaonense Huth
  12. D. koelzii Munz
  13. D. kohatense (Buehl) Munz
  14. D. lacostei Danguy
  15. D. ludlowii Munz
  16. D. malabaricum (Huth) Munz
  17. D. nortonii Dunn
  18. D. pyramidale Royle
  19. D. roylei Munz
  20. D. scabriflorum D. Don
  21. D. stapeliosum Bruehl ex Huth
  22. D. uncinatum Hook.f. & Thomson
  23. D. vestitum Wallich ex Royle
  24. D. viscosum Hook.f. & Thomson


Rau, M.A. 1993. Ranunculaceae. In; Sharma, B.D., Balakrishnan, N.P., Rao, R.R. and Hajra, P.K. (eds.) Flora of India vol-1 Ranunculaceae- Barclayaceae. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta, pp.84-102.  
Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution English name
Delphinium elatum L. Herb Western Ghats, Cultivated, Native of Mediterranean Region Matthew, 1999 Dindigul Larkspur


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Delphinium brunonianum Delphinium jacquemontianumRanunculaceae Musk Larkspur
Delphinium cashmerianum Ranunculaceae Kashmir Larkspur
Delphinium malabaricumRanunculaceae Malabar Delphinium
Delphinium denudatum Ranunculaceae Jadwar
Delphinium roylei Delphinium incanumRanunculaceae Royle's Larkspur
Delphinium vestitum Delphinium chitralicum, Delphinium rectiveniumRanunculaceae Clothed Delphinium

Delphinium centeteroides (Bruehl) Munz (No distribution in India)
Delphinium kohatense (Bruehl) Munz (No distribution in India) 
Delphinium lacostei Danguy (No distribution in India) 
Delphinium latesquamatum Gilli (No distribution in India)
Delphinium nordhagenii Wendelbo (No distribution in India)
Delphinium suave Huth (No distribution in India)
Delphinium cooperi Munz (No distribution in India)
Delphinium dictyocarpum subsp. tibeticum Bruhl (Doubtful) (No distribution in India)
Delphinium grandiflorum L. (No distribution in India)
Delphinium himalayae Munz (No distribution in India)
Delphinium ludlowii Munz (No distribution in India)
Delphinium nepalense Kitam. & Tamura (No distribution in India)
Delphinium tabatae Tamura (No distribution in India)
Delphinium unifolium Tamura (No distribution given)
Delphinium williamsii Munz (No distribution in India)

Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Brief details-
Delphinium ajacis a synonym of Consolida ajacis (L.) Schur
Delphinium belladonna (Kelway) Bergmansis a synonym of Delphinium elatum L.
Delphinium consolida a synonym of Consolida regalis Gray
Delphinium hybridum a synonym of Delphinium elatum L.

Delphinium incanum Royleis a synonym of Delphinium roylei Munz
1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett -
Delphinium koelzii Munz- Indeterminate- Himachal
Indian Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated Dictionary edited by C.P. Khare (2007)- Details-
Tibetan Medicinal Plants edited by Christa Kletter, Monika Kriechbaum (2001)- Good details-
Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999)- Details-
Delphinium ajacis a synonym of Consolida ajacis (L.) Schur
Biodiversity in India, Volume 2 edited by T. Pullaiah (2003)- p. 35-
Delphinium malabaricum var. ghaticum Billore- Extinct (?) (is a synonym of Delphinium malabaricum (Huth) Munz)
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief details- p. 89-
Delphinium ‎(Ranunculaceae) 5 posts by 2 authors.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Delphinium (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.
I have added list of Indian species based on Flora of India vol-I.
Thanks a lot, ...
Species at other links match well except for a few cultivated species.
Missings wild species are:
Delphinium nortonii Dunn
Delphinium nortonii Dunn is there in the list added by me.
However, D. elatum is not mentioned in Flora of India.