1. Family: Ranunculaceae Juss.
    1. Delphinium Tourn. ex L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. & Subtropical Old World, N. America.

    [FZ]

    Ranunculaceae, A. W. Exell & E. Milne-Redhead. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs with radical and spirally arranged palmatinerved, palmatilobed or palmatisect petiolate leaves and terminal racemose or paniculate inflorescences.
    Flowers
    Flowers zygomorphic.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, petaloid, the posterior one produced into a spur.
    Corolla
    Petals 2–5, the 2 posterior ones with spurs more or less joined and fitting into the calyx-spur.
    Stamens
    Stamens indefinite in number, often with flattened filaments.
    Carpels
    Carpels 1–5 with numerous ovules, sessile, ripening to follicles.
    [FTEA]

    Ranunculaceae, E. Milne-Redhead And W. B. Turrill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1952

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs with spirally arranged palmatinerved or palmatisect leaves
    Flowers
    Flowers irregular
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, petaloid and the most prominent feature of the flowers; the back sepal produced into a well-marked spur
    Corolla
    Petals 2–5 (or more), the 2 back with spurs more or less connate and fitting into the calyx spur, the others not spurred and sometimes not longer than the filaments
    Stamens
    Stamens indefinite in number, often with flattened filaments
    Carpels
    Carpels 1–5, with numerous ovules, sessile, ripening to follicles.

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Aleutian Is.

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Cameroon, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colorado, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, District of Columbia, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hungary, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Irkutsk, Italy, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Louisiana, Madeira, Magadan, Malawi, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nebraska, Nepal, Nevada, New Mexico, Nigeria, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oman, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Qinghai, Romania, Rwanda, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Western Sahara, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zambia, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Azores, Canary Is., Connecticut, Delaware, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Masachusettes, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Ontario, Rhode I., Vermont

    Delphinium Tourn. ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Identified Reference Herbarium Specimen Type Status
    14664.000

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 530 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 11.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 236 (1754).
    • Sp. Pl. 1: 530 (1753)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Gen. Pl., ed. 5, 236 (1754)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    [A] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    [B] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    [C] © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    [D] © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0