Delphinium dasycaulon Fresen.

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Delphinium dasycaulon

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr., North-Western Province

Delphinium dasycaulon

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr., North-Western Province

Delphinium dasycaulon

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr., North-Western Province

Delphinium dasycaulon

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr., North-Western Province

Delphinium dasycaulon

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Kipemba area, Kalumbila Distr., North-Western Province

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb up to about 1 m. high with yellowish-pubescent stems and inflorescences. Leaves mostly arising from the base of the stem, often persisting after the inflorescences have died, lamina palmately lobed, usually nearly to the base, segments acute, pubescent especially on the nerves; petioles of the lower leaves up to 15 cm. or more long. Flowers 2–2.5 cm across. Sepals usually deep blue, more rarely violet, pinkish or white, pubescent; spur 0.5–0.8 cm long, stout, almost straight. Follicles 3, shortly and densely pubescent.
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Derivation of specific name: dasycaulon: hairy-stemmed
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Flowering time:Feb - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and DRC
Mozambique distribution: N,T
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 22 - 23. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 233. (Includes a picture).

Exell, A.W. & Milne-Redhead, E. (1960). Ranunculaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 101 - 102. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Delphinium dasycaulon
African Plant Database: Delphinium dasycaulon
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Delphinium dasycaulon
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Delphinium dasycaulon.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170690, retrieved 24 May 2024

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