Delphinium roylei Munz, J. Arnold Arbor. 48: 292 1967. (Syn: Delphinium incanum Royle [Illegitimate]);
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N. Pakistan to W. Himalaya as per POWO;
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Jammu & Kashmir (Kashmir), India (Orissa) as per CoL;
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Common name: Royle’s Larkspur
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Delphinium roylei from Dachhigam, Kashmir:
Delphinium roylei Munz, J. Arnold Arbor. 48: 292 1967

syn: Delphinium incanum Royle
Perennial herb up to 1 m tall, simple or slightly branched above; lower leaves with up to 10 cm long petioles, blade 5-8 cm broad, deeply palmately divided into 2-3 mm broad lobes, upper leaves shortly stalked to subsessile; Inflorescence a terminal raceme with some times few lateral racemes; bracts linear, 6-9 mm long, pedicel up to 2.5 cm long, curved at apex; bracteoles 2-3 mm long near base; sepals deep blue with about 15-18 mm long spur, nearly cylindrical and straight; upper petals pale coloured, lower darker; follicles 3, pubescent, 10-15 mm long.
Photographed from Dachhigam sanctuary, Kashmir in July, 2011

A Delphinium plant species from Western ghats is blooming on Purandar fort near Pune but even I have not yet observed it


How do you differentiate it from Delphinium ajacis


Delphinium ajacis has single carpel, now shifted to genus Consolida


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Ranunculaceae Fortnight: Delphinium roylei from Dachhigam, Kashmir-GSJAN31/31 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6)
Delphinium roylei Munz, J. Arnold Arbor. 48: 292 1967
syn: Delphinium incanum Royle
Perennial herb up to 1 m tall, simple or slightly branched above; lower leaves with up to 10 cm long petioles, blade 5-8 cm broad, deeply palmately divided  into 2-3 mm broad lobes, upper leaves shortly stalked to subsessile; Inflorescence  a terminal raceme with some times few lateral racemes; bracts linear, 6-9 mm long, pedicel  up to 2.5 cm long, curved at apex; bracteoles 2-3 mm long near base; sepals deep blue with about 15-18 mm long spur, nearly cylindrical and straight; upper petals pale coloured, lower darker; follicles 3, pubescent, 10-15 mm long.
Photographed from Dachhigam sanctuary, Kashmir in July, 2011


Identification required for this Delphinium sp.: 1 high res. image.
Location:Dachigam National Park.
As per records on efloraofindia.. It resembles with D. roylei


Yes D. roylei I hope, check spur for confirmation
Delphinium roylei – Royle’s Larkspur (flowersofindia.net)
The area of my Ph.D. Research, 1969-73


Matched sir… Thank you!


Pl. also post images of leaves, spur and habit.



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