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9. Corydalis sect. Benecinctae (Fedde) C. Y. Wu & Z. Y. Su, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 4: 1. 1982.

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Corydalis "Gruppe" Benecinctae Fedde, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 25: 221. 1928; C. subsect. Benecinctae (Fedde) Lidén.

Seedlings with 1 cotyledon. Herbs, perennial with elongate, usually branched tuber. Underground part of stem flexuous, narrow, with 2-4 scales. Leaves fleshy, glaucous, ternate to pinnate. Inflorescence a corymbose raceme. Pedicel reflexed and much elongating in fruit. Flowers lavender or amaranth. Capsule not explosively dehiscent.

● Three species: China.

This section in FRPS included Corydalis hemidicentra, C. hepaticifolia, and C. ludlowii, but features of the pedicels, stigmas, fruits, and seeds, as well as DNA sequences, show that those species are not related to C. sect. Benecinctae; they have been transferred to C. sect. Dactylotuber.

1 Leaves with several leaflets; flowers narrowly to broadly crested.   45 C. dajingensis
+ Leaves with 3 entire leaflets; flowers narrowly crested   (2)
2 (1) Leaflets obovate; racemes often branched at base.   43 C. benecincta
+ Leaflets nearly orbicular; racemes simple.   44 C. trilobipetala

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