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4. Corydalis sect. Cheilanthifoliae Lidén, Opera Bot. 88: 28. 1986.

小花黄堇组 xiao hua huang jin zu

Corydalis subsect. Cheilanthifoliae (Lidén) C. Y. Wu & Z. Y. Su; C. "Gruppe" Racemosae Fedde; C. sect. Racemosae (Fedde) Z. Y. Su; C. subsect. Racemosae (Fedde) Fedde.

Herbs, annual, biennial, or perennial, glabrous. Stems erect or diffuse, ± leafy and branched, rarely scapose. Leaves bipinnate. Bracts small, entire. Flowers in elongated racemes, yellow to pale, usually with short obtuse spur. Stigma 2-armed, arms deflexed-geniculate. Capsule oblong to narrowly linear; elaiosome not membranous and easily detached from seed.

Six species: Bhutan, China, India (Sikkim), Japan; six species (four endemic) in China.

1 Subscapose with (apparently) leafless flowering stems, shorter than to ca. as long as basal leaves; (short-lived) perennial   (2)
+ Plants with leafy flowering stems longer than basal leaves; annual or biennial   (3)
2 (1) Herbs glaucous; primary pinnae ovate, in 5 or 6 pairs; ultimate lobes obtuse; spur usually almost as long as limb of upper petal.   22 C. moupinensis
+ Herbs green; primary pinnae 6-12 pairs, narrowly lanceolate; ultimate lobes pointed; spur usually distinctly shorter than limb.   21 C. cheilanthifolia
3 (1) Fruit contorted; seeds ovoid   (4)
+ Fruit straight; seeds rounded in profile; annual, with slender, diffusely branched stems   (5)
4 (3) Seeds pitted, ca. 1 mm; inner petals dark tipped; raceme 20-40(-70)-flowered; biennial (rarely perennial? or annual), with firm, erect, conspicuously winged stem.   23 C. ophiocarpa
+ Seeds finely reticulate, to 1.3 mm; inner petals pale; raceme fewer flowered; ?annual, rather slender and diffuse.   24 C. campulicarpa
5 (3) Outer petals broadly crested; seeds pitted.   25 C. giraldii
+ Outer petals narrowly crested; seeds tuberculate.   26 C. racemosa

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