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138. Corydalis spathulata Prain ex Craib, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 1910: 73. 1910.

匙苞黄堇 shi bao huang jin

Herbs, perennial, forming small cushions, 2-6 cm tall, glabrous, with taproot. Stems many branched, with leaves. Outer leaves longer than stems; petiole 2-5 cm; blade 8-15 × 7-15 mm, deeply ternatisect with lobes again shallowly cut into broad obtuse fleshy lobes; inner leaves and bracts with much shorter and broader membranous petiole, clearly ternate, with central lobe rounded-obtuse, 3-5 × 2-4 mm, with 3-6 mm flat pale petiolule; lateral leaflets more divided. Racemes corymbose, 2-5-flowered; bracts like leaves, but smaller. Pedicel 6-13 mm, erect, hooked at apex in fruit. Flowers pale yellow. Sepals ca. 1 × 0.5 mm, slightly dentate. Upper petal with rather broad short crest reaching apex, 8-9 mm; spur narrow, ca. 3 mm; nectary thin, 1/2-2/3 as long as spur; lower petal spatulate, limb finely dentate, claw slightly shorter than limb; inner petals ca. 5 mm. Stigma with 4 apical stalked papillae. Capsule ovoid, 4.5-7 × ca. 2.5 mm, 2-6-seeded; style ca. 3.5 mm. Seeds 1.7-1.9 mm, with small elaiosome.

● Riverbanks; ca. 4700 m. Xizang.


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