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3. Corydalis sect. Thalictrifoliae (Fedde) Lidén, Opera Bot. 88: 28. 1986.

石生黄堇组 shi sheng huang jin zu

Corydalis "Gruppe" Thalictrifoliae Fedde, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 20: 359. 1924; C. subsect. Thalictrifoliae (Fedde) Fedde.

Herbs, perennial, caespitose, with taproot. Stems ± frail and fleshy, densely branched and condensed. Leaf pinnate to bipinnate. Bracts elliptic or lanceolate to linear, apex acute. Flowers yellow, rarely white or white with purplish tip. Spur short, obtuse; inner petals with dorsal crest overtopping apex. Stigma arms each with 2 papillae.

● Six species: China.

1 Flowers white, sometimes with purplish apex, usually narrowly crested.   16 C. fangshanensis
+ Flowers yellow, never purple tipped   (2)
2 (1) Plants densely hairy with short vesicular hairs.   18 C. tomentella
+ Plants glabrous   (3)
3 (2) Leaflets green, discrete, 2-3 cm wide; growth lax; outer petals with high short dorsal crests, not extending to apex.   15 C. saxicola
+ Leaves very glaucous, more divided with less distinct and much smaller leaflets; growth much condensed; crest of outer petals low or absent   (4)
4 (3) Leaves ovate-lanceolate, with 4-7 pairs of leaflets; pedicels 3-6 mm, not elongating but sharply reflexed in fruit; capsule linear, 25-35 × 1.5-2 mm, quadrangular in cross section; seeds ca. 1 mm; stigma bifid with ascending lobes, each with 2 confluent papillae.   17 C. wilsonii
+ Leaves broadly ovate, with 2-5 pairs of leaflets; pedicels 6-12 mm in anthesis, often elongating and recurved in fruit; capsule oblong, 10-25 × 3-4 mm; seeds ca. 1.5 mm; stigma with widely divergent lobes, upper inner pair of papillae distinct   (5)
5 (4) Racemes elongate, equaling leaves; stem internodes usually distinct but sometimes short; fruiting pedicels 10-20 mm; capsules 15-20 mm.   19 C. latiloba
+ Racemes condensed, much shorter than leaves; stem internodes very short; fruiting pedicels 15-30 mm; capsules ca. 6 mm.   20 C. pseudorupestris

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