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28. Corydalis sect. Geraniifoliae C. Y. Wu, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 18: 399. 1996.

那加黄堇组 na jia huang jin zu

Herbs, perennial, medium to tall, with stout rhizome. Stems solitary to few, erect, naked below, simple or branched above. Radical leaves long petiolate; blade deltoid, large, pinnate to bipinnate with coarsely dentate lobes, usually decurrent on midvein. Racemes few to many flowered, secund, often branched. Flowers yellow, often with brown veins. Stigma square, lateral marginal papillae broad and confluent, submarginal lateral geminate papillae present; basal lobes pronounced, with geminate papillae. Capsule obovoid, explosively dehiscent, set on recurved pedicel.

Five species: Himalayas from Kumaon to W Yunnan; one species in China.

Although one species is recorded in Yunnan, China, it is highly probable that the following species are also present in S Xizang: Corydalis stipulata Lidén (Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 18: 522. 1989), from NC Nepal; C. chaerophylla Candolle (Prodr. 1: 128. 1824), from the Himalayas; and perhaps C. geraniifolia J. D. Hooker & Thomson (Fl. Ind. 1: 269. 1855), from the E Himalayas.

1 First pair of leaflets of cauline leaves very small, stipulelike, far removed from second pair   (2)
+ First pair of leaflets of cauline leaves not stipulelike   (3)
2 (1) Bracts small, equaling pedicels, glabrous.   169 C. borii
+ Bracts broad, much longer than pedicels, crispate-puberulent. ..... C. stipulata (see note above)   (1)
3 (3) Bracts small, linear, entire. ..... C. chaerophylla (see note above)   (3)
+ Bracts large, coarsely lobed. ..... C. geraniifolia (see note above)    

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