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42. Corydalis sect. Hamatae C. Y. Wu & Z. Y. Su, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 8: 407. 1986.

钩距黄堇组 gou ju huang jin zu

Herbs, perennial. Rootstocks short, with many pale oblong soft roots to 1 mm in diam. Stems leafy and branched. Radical leaves usually several, broadly vaginate at base, often decussate, bipinnate. Flowers yellow or purple, shortly stalked in dense spikelike racemes; spur short, strongly curved into a semicircle. Capsule pendent from erect pedicel, explosively dehiscent.

Three species: W China, Nepal; three species (two endemic) in China.

The distinction between Corydalis conspersa and C. hamata is far from clear, and intermediates are found.

1 Corolla 11-13 mm, dull purple.   352 C. muliensis
+ Corolla 15-20 mm, yellow or white, sometimes with purple base and spur   (2)
2 (1) Bracts broadly spatulate, subentire with finely erose-denticulate margin; stems ascending; racemes capitate to subspicate.   350 C. conspersa
+ Bracts obovate to oblanceolate, entire or lower and middle bracts often coarsely lobed; stems ascending or erect; racemes subspicate.   351 C. hamata

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