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1. Corydalis sect. Bipapillatae Lidén, Opera Bot. 88: 27. 1986.

裂柱紫堇组 lie zhu zi jin zu

Corydalis sect. Bilobatae Michajlova.

Herbs, perennial, with stout caudex. Stems thick, hollow, ± branched, leafy. Bracts small, entire or slightly dentate. Flowers with short saccate spur. Stigma with small body, tipped with 2 large forward-projecting papillae. Capsule linear, not explosive. Seeds lacking elaiosome.

Two species: China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan; two species (one endemic) in China.

Plants of this section are similar to those of Corydalis sect. Strictae but differ in having leaves thin, leaflets broad with either large dentate or serrate margins, stigma different, and elaiosome lacking.

1 Flowers blood-red, 9-11 mm; leaflets to ca. 10 cm, serrate.   1 C. heracleifolia
+ Flowers cream, ca. 15 mm; leaflets to ca. 2 cm, with a few coarse teeth.   2 C. semenowii

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