Delphinium macrocentrum Oliv.

This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa (Mt. Elgon and Kenya Highlands), N. Malawi.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
An erect herb, 9–18 dm. tall, stems glabrous to softly pubescent in lower part, pubescent in upper part and inflorescence branches.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves variable but generally with deep and narrow to very narrow and even linear segments.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Final inflorescence branches 2–5 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers about 3 cm. diam.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals deep blue to green or mixed blue and green; spur typically pointing upwards, stout and straight, 2.5–3 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels and follicles 3, densely pubescent.
Habitat
Upland grasslands and margins of moist bamboo thickets, 1800–3900 m.
Distribution
K1 K3 K4 K5 K6 U3 endemic on Elgon and in the Kenya Highlands

Native to:

Kenya, Malawi, Uganda

Delphinium macrocentrum Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Nov 1, 2007 Katende [899], Uganda K000449285 No
Graham, R.M. 15061.000 No
K000076081 Yes
Heriz-Smith [934], Kenya K000634813 Yes
Townsend, C.C. [2236], Kenya K000634811 Yes
Townsend, C.C. [2236], Kenya K000634812 Yes

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 21: 397 (1885)

Accepted by

  • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Milne-Redhead, E. & Turrill, W.B. (1952). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Ranunculaceae: 1-23.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Hemsley in Bot. Mag. tab. 8151 (1907).
  • Hook., Ic. Pl. tab. 1501 (1886).
  • Oliv. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 21: 397 (1886).
  • Ulbr. in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 10: 899 (1930).

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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