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77. Corydalis retingensis Ludlow, Bot. Not. 121: 278. 1968.

囊果紫堇 nang guo zi jin

Herbs, perennial, gray-glaucous, fleshy. Rootstock branched, apex with residual leaf bases. Stems simple, 15-17 cm in total, lower part thin and pale, buried within scree, with 1 or 2 leaves close below inflorescence. Radical leaves (one seen): petiole 6-7 cm, including narrow underground part; blade broadly ovate, ca. 4 × 3 cm, biternate; primary leaflets stalked, secondary leaflets ± deeply 2-4-fid; segments obovate, ca. 10 × 5 mm, obtuse. Cauline leaves: petiole 1-1.5 cm; pinnae sessile. Raceme very dense, 10-12-flowered; lower bracts leaflike, shortly petiolate to sessile; upper bracts smaller, narrower, less divided. Pedicel ± recurved and much elongating in fruit to 2.5 cm, apex thickened. Flowers dirty white, ca. 1.7 cm; spur saccate, ca. 3.5 mm; nectary broad, short, extended through ca. 1/2 of spur. Stigma nearly square, with 8 papillae. Capsule inflated, globose, 1.5-2 × ca. 1.5 cm, 8-10-seeded; style ca. 2.5 mm. Seeds black, shiny, orbicular, ca. 1.5 mm in diam. Fr. Aug.

● Alpine stony scree; ca. 4800 m. C Xizang (Dangxiong, Lhasa, Linzhou).


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