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.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

Delphinium leroyi

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
dasycaulon Fresen.N,C,SDescription, Image
leroyi Franch. ex HuthNDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Delphinium:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Delphinium
Flora of Mozambique: Delphinium
Flora of Zambia: Delphinium

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Delphinium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Delphinium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Delphinium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Delphinium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Delphinium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Delphinium
JSTOR Plant Science: Delphinium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Delphinium
Plants of the World Online: Delphinium
Tropicos: Delphinium
Wikipedia: Delphinium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Delphinium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2245, retrieved 11 December 2023

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