Delphinium roylei

Delphinium roylei Munz, J. Arnold Arbor. 48: 292 1967. (Syn: Delphinium incanum Royle [Illegitimate]);
 
 
 


 
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Delphinium roylei from Dachhigam, Kashmir: Delphinium roylei Munz, J. Arnold Arbor. 48: 292 1967
syn: Delphinium incanum Royle
Perennial herb up to 1 m tall, simple or slightly branched above; lower leaves with up to 10 cm long petioles, blade 5-8 cm broad, deeply palmately divided into 2-3 mm broad lobes, upper leaves shortly stalked to subsessile; Inflorescence a terminal raceme with some times few lateral racemes; bracts linear, 6-9 mm long, pedicel up to 2.5 cm long, curved at apex; bracteoles 2-3 mm long near base; sepals deep blue with about 15-18 mm long spur, nearly cylindrical and straight; upper petals pale coloured, lower darker; follicles 3, pubescent, 10-15 mm long.
Photographed from Dachhigam sanctuary, Kashmir in July, 2011
A Delphinium plant species from Western ghats is blooming on Purandar fort near Pune but even I have not yet observed it
How do you differentiate it from Delphinium ajacis
Delphinium ajacis has single carpel, now shifted to genus Consolida
 



Delphinium roylei Munz, J. Arnold Arbor. 48: 292 1967
syn: Delphinium incanum Royle
Perennial herb up to 1 m tall, simple or slightly branched above; lower leaves with up to 10 cm long petioles, blade 5-8 cm broad, deeply palmately divided  into 2-3 mm broad lobes, upper leaves shortly stalked to subsessile; Inflorescence  a terminal raceme with some times few lateral racemes; bracts linear, 6-9 mm long, pedicel  up to 2.5 cm long, curved at apex; bracteoles 2-3 mm long near base; sepals deep blue with about 15-18 mm long spur, nearly cylindrical and straight; upper petals pale coloured, lower darker; follicles 3, pubescent, 10-15 mm long.
Photographed from Dachhigam sanctuary, Kashmir in July, 2011 
 
 
 
 
 
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