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This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to Malawi.

[FZ]

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

Habit
Erect perennial 0.5–1.5 m. high, stems pubescent to sparsely pubescent often nearly glabrous towards the base; inflorescences with dense yellowish pubescence.
Leaves
Leaves mostly arising from near the base of the stem, lamina palmatisect often almost to the base, rather sparsely pubescent, sometimes nearly glabrous; petioles of the basal leaves up to 18 cm. or more long.
Flowers
Flowers 3.5–6 cm. across, sweetly scented.
Calyx
Sepals white, sometimes with a green spot, occasionally pale mauve or purplish-white; spur 3–4 cm. long.
Anthers
Anthers black or dark purple.
Fruits
Follicles 3, pubescent, 2.5 cm. long.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
An erect herb 4 to 8 dm. tall, sometimes with the stems having few fine scattered hairs in the lower part, densely softly pubescent in the upper part and on the inflorescence branches, sometimes densely pubescent throughout.
Leaves
Leaves variable in size and degree of segmentation of blades, upper segmented nearly to base.
Inflorescences
Final inflorescence branches 4–11 cm. long.
Flowers
Flowers about 6 cm. in diameter, with delicate odour.
Calyx
Sepals white sometimes with a green spot; spur 3–4 cm. long, sometimes S-curved.
Filaments
Filaments glabrous or nearly so.
Carpels
Carpels and follicles 3, with short silky pubescence.
Figures
Fig. 5.
Habitat
Upland grassland and evergreen bushland; 1300–2900 m.
Distribution
K4 K6 T2 T3 T7 T8 U3

Native to:

Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Delphinium leroyi Franch. ex Huth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Kenya K000076082 Unknown type material
K000076083
Goetze, W. [804], Tanzania K000076084 Unknown type material

First published in Helios 11: 73 (1873)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Milne-Redhead, E. & Turrill, W.B. (1952). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Ranunculaceae: 1-23.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
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