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14. Corydalis sect. Oocapnos Popov ex Wendelbo in K. H. Rechinger, Fl. Iran. 110: 11. 1974.

囊果紫堇组 nang guo zi jin zu

Cysticorydalis Fedde.

Seedlings with 1 cotyledon. Herbs, perennial, gray-glaucous, fleshy, with long thin rootstock. Stems from basal leaf axillary, near base attenuate, upper part with 1 or 2(or 3) leaves. Flowers white to light blue, in dense racemes. Fruit inflated, globose, indehiscent, with many seeds.

Three or four species: from C Asian alpine regions to the W Himalayas and C Xizang, occurring in cold and dry alpine scree; two species (one endemic) in China.

The Himalayan Corydalis crassifolia Royle (Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 1: 68. 1834) is not known from China, but its occurrence there is highly probable.

1 (1) Leaves almost entire to ternatisect to sub-pinnatifid, rounded in outline. ..... C. crassifolia (see note above)   (1)
+ Leaves much more divided, ovate   (2)
2 (1) Leaves tripinnate; bracts entire to incised; spur almost as long as limb.   76 C. fedtschenkoana
+ Leaves (bi-)pinnate; bracts more divided; spur ca. 1/5 as long as limb.   77 C. retingensis

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