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32. Corydalis ser. Appendiculatae C. Y. Wu & H. Chuang, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 6: 237. 1984.

小距紫堇系 xiao ju zi jin xi

Herbs, perennial. Stems and petioles of radical leaves attenuate to filiform underground base. Rhizome small, with fascicle of spindle-shaped storage roots, apically with small pale bulblike bud. Stems erect, simple, slender, very rarely branched above. Cauline leaves palmate to triternate. Fruiting pedicel recurved. Corolla blue. Capsule explosively dehiscent. Cotyledons 1.

● Seven species: China.

This and the following four subdivisions (nos. 32-36), although at the rank of series, are not subordinate to 31. Corydalis sect. Trachycarpae but are independent taxa. Available series-rank names are used here in order to avoid publishing premature nomenclatural novelties at the rank of section.

1 Lower pedicels 20-45 mm, erect and only apically hooked in fruit.   246 C. uvaria
+ Lower pedicels 5-17 mm, recurved from base in fruit   (2)
2 (1) Nectary ca. 1/4 as long as spur.   240 C. adoxifolia
+ Nectary longer   (3)
3 (2) Upper petal emarginate; limb of lower petal more than 2 × broader than upper petal, rounded to emarginate.   241 C. yargongensis
+ Upper petal acute; limb of lower petal acute to subobtuse, less than 2 × as broad as upper petal   (4)
4 (3) Outer petals not crested, lower petal without spurlet at base; leaflets of radical leaves coarsely dentate.   242 C. ischnosiphon
+ Outer petals crested, lower petal with diminutive spur at base; leaflets of radical leaves not dentate   (5)
5 (4) Limb of lower petal rounded, obtuse, shortly pointed; spurlet of lower petal conspicuous, ca. 1 mm wide, pouchlike; crest of outer petals 1-2 mm wide; spur 2-2.5 mm wide; nectary conspicuous.   243 C. heterothylax
+ Limb of lower petal rhombic-acute; spurlet of lower petal ca. 0.2 mm wide, peglike; crest of outer petals 0.5-1 mm wide; spur 1-1.5 mm wide; nectary very thin   (6)
6 (5) Cauline leaves deeply sub-biternatisect with ca. 5 ultimate lobes; spur cylindric or slightly thickened at apex.   244 C. pseudobalfouriana
+ Cauline leaves much divided, ultimate lobes 10-30; spur slightly tapering to apex.   245 C. appendiculata

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