2539.000 Delphinium L. - Larkspurs

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves basal and cauline, palmately lobed. Flowers zygomorphic, bisexual, arranged in terminal racemes or panicles. Sepals 5, ± petaloid, the dorsal sepal spurred. Petals 2-5, the posterior 2 with spurs joined and fitting into the calyx-spur. Stamens many, the filaments often flattened. Fruit of 3 pubescent follicles.

The genus Delphinium has the only zygomorphic flowers in Ranunculaceae in the FZ area.

Worldwide: c. 320 species, in N temperate regions and on tropical African mountains.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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dasycaulon Fresen.N,T

Other sources of information about Delphinium:

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Flora of Malawi: Delphinium
Flora of Zambia: Delphinium

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Delphinium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Delphinium
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Delphinium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Delphinium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Delphinium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Delphinium.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2245, retrieved 29 January 2020

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