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36. Corydalis ser. Clavatae C. Y. Wu & H. Chuang, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 4: 7. 1982.

棒状根系 bang zhuang gen xi

Corydalis ser. Fibrosae C. Y. Wu & H. Chuang.

Plants perennial, glaucous, usually only 2-5 cm above scree surface; stems and petioles of radical leaves attenuate to often long filiform underground base. Storage roots few to several, distally tapering. Bulb (resting bud) prominent, 0.5-2 cm. Corolla blue, pale blue, or white with blue apex, rarely pink; dorsal crest of inner petals very slightly overtopping apex. Capsule pendent from erect to apically arcuate pedicel, explosively dehiscent.

Six species: N and W China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, C and W Mongolia, ?NE Myanmar, Russia; five species (four endemic) in China.

1 Radical leaves absent at flowering; cauline leaves absent; bracts conspicuous, obtriangular, apically shortly 3-7-fid, fleshy, gray with paler streaks.   273 C. bulbifera
+ Radical leaves conspicuous; bracts without pale longitudinal streaks   (2)
2 (1) Bracts much divided   (3)
+ Bracts entire (lowermost rarely slightly divided)   (4)
3 (2) Ultimate lobes of leaves and bracts oblong, obtuse, 1-3 mm wide; radical leaves ovate to oblong, pinnate with biternatisect leaflets; upper petal 18-25 mm, spur downcurved, (7-)9-13(-15) mm, thick; capsule 5-9 × 3-4 mm, reflexed from erect pedicel.   274 C. melanochlora
+ Lobes of leaves and bracts linear, pointed, to 0.5 mm wide; radical leaves triternate; upper petal 14-18 mm, spur straight, 6-8 mm, rather thin; capsule 8-13 × 2-2.5 mm, reflexed from distally arcuate pedicel.   275 C. myriophylla
4 (2) Corolla blue; raceme 6-12-flowered; cauline leaf usually absent, rarely 1; radical leaves with sessile leaflets.   272 C. zadoiensis
+ Corolla white or pink; raceme 2-5-flowered; cauline leaves 1 or 2, rarely absent; radical leaves with stalked leaflets.   271 C. inconspicua

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