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38. Corydalis sect. Mucronatae (Fedde) C. Y. Wu & Z. Y. Su, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 15: 353. 1993.

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Corydalis "Gruppe" Mucronatae Fedde, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 24: 241. 1928.

Herbs, perennial. Rhizome horizontal, densely set with fleshy scales or almost globular persistent petiole bases. Leaflets crenate-dentate or crenately lobed. Spur of upper petal long, narrow at apex. Stigma large, elaborate; style swollen below stigma. Capsule reflexed from thin straight pedicel, obovoid to elliptic or oblong, explosively dehiscent (at least in Corydalis mucronata group). Seeds small.

● Six species.

1 Racemes 10-20-flowered, drawn out; outer petals acuminate; stigma ca. as long as broad, with 10-12 papillae; capsule to 15-seeded (C. mucronata group)   (2)
+ Racemes 2-5(-9)-flowered, corymbose; outer petals obtuse; stigma clearly longer than broad; capsule 15-30-seeded (C. longkiensis group)   (4)
2 (1) Axils of cauline leaves with conspicuous, dark, easily detached bulbils; pedicels 3-6 mm; outer petals shortly acuminate.   322 C. vivipara
+ Cauline leaves without bulbils; pedicels 10-15 mm; outer petals long mucronate   (3)
3 (2) Stigma ca. as broad as long, not emarginate at apex.   323 C. mucronata
+ Stigma broader than long, emarginate at apex.   324 C. pseudomucronata
4 (1) Spur ca. 4 mm wide in middle; petals yellow at apex; inner petals 15-16 mm; capsule 20-25 mm; racemes 3-9-flowered, much elongating in fruit.   327 C. pinnata
+ Spur narrow from base; petals pink or white throughout; inner petals 9-11 mm; capsule 10-15 mm; racemes 2-5-flowered, not elongating in fruit   (5)
5 (4) Stigma without distinct papillae in apical 1/2, basally with geminate papillae; leaves pinnate with pinnatifid leaflets.   326 C. longkiensis
+ Stigma shortly emarginate with 8-10 marginal papillae in apical 1/2, basal 1/2 auriculate, without papillae; leaves bipinnate.   325 C. kailiensis

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