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23. Corydalis sect. Tetragonia Z. Y. Su & Lidén, Fl. China. 7: 345. 2008.

方茎紫堇组 fang jing zi jin zu

Type: Corydalis capnoides (Linnaeus) Persoon, Syn. Pl. 2: 270. 1806.

Herbae annuae vel biennes ramosae. Bracteae foliaceae. Petala pallide lutea. Capsulae lineari-oblongae, in sectione transversali tetragonae, abrupte dehiscentes.

Herbs, annual or biennial, diffusely branched. Bracts large, leaflike. Petals pale yellow. Capsule linear-oblong, squarish in cross section, explosively dehiscent.

One species: C Europe to E Siberia, south to C Asia and Xinjiang, China.

The sectional epithet refers to the 4-angled cross section of the capsule, from Greek τετρά- (tetra-, "four" in compound words) and γωνία (gonia, "corner" or "angle").

Lower Taxon


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