Delphinium leroyi Franch. ex Huth

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Delphinium leroyi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Northern Loop, Nyika National Park.

Delphinium leroyi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track to Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park.

Delphinium leroyi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track to Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park.

Delphinium leroyi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track to Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park.

Delphinium leroyi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track to Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park.

Delphinium leroyi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track to Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park.

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Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, 0.5–1.5 m high; stems more or less pubescent or nearly hairless towards the base; inflorescences with dense yellowish pubescence. Leaves mostly near the base of the stem, deeply palmately lobed, often almost to the base, sparsely pubescent or almost hairless; petioles up to 18 cm or more long. Flowers 3.5–6 cm wide, sweetly scented. Sepals white, sometimes with a green spot, occasionally pale mauve or purplish-white; spur 3–4 cm long. Anthers black or dark purple. Fruit in 3 follicles, 2.5 cm long, pubescent.
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Habitat: In montane grassland.
Altitude range: Up to 2440 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N
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Content last updated: Monday 11 March 2019
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) Page 101.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 86.

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Flora of Zambia: Delphinium leroyi

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Delphinium leroyi
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Delphinium leroyi
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Delphinium leroyi
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Delphinium leroyi
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Delphinium leroyi
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Delphinium leroyi
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Delphinium leroyi
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Delphinium leroyi
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Delphinium leroyi
Ispot Southern Africa: Delphinium leroyi
JSTOR Plant Science: Delphinium leroyi
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Delphinium leroyi
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Delphinium leroyi
The Plant List (version 1.1): Delphinium leroyi
Tropicos: Delphinium leroyi


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Delphinium leroyi.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=192780, retrieved 24 May 2019

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