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338. Corydalis anethifolia C. Y. Wu & Z. Y. Su, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 8: 279. 1986.

莳萝叶紫堇 shi luo ye zi jin

Herbs, ?biennial, 15-20 cm tall, glabrous. Stems suberect, much branched from base. Leaves often crowded toward lower part of stem; petiole 7-10 cm, base with very broad membranous sheath; blade glaucous, when young dark purple-red abaxially, green adaxially, triangular, 4-6 × 4-6 cm, tri- to tetraternate; primary pinnae petiolulate; pinnules nearly sessile; ultimate leaflets deeply bi- to triternatisect into linear to narrowly oblanceolate lobes 2-4 × ca. 1 mm. Raceme 2-4 cm, dense in flower; lower bract like upper leaf, upper progressively much smaller. Pedicels shorter than bracts, slender. Sepals orbicular, small, margin fimbriate. Corolla pale blue. Outer petals acuminate, without crest; upper petal 14-16 mm; spur straight, conical, 6-7 mm; nectary ca. 1/4 as long as spur; lower petal 10-11 mm, with pouch ca. 1/3 from base and a smaller pouch close to base; inner petals 8-9 mm. Stigma slightly emarginate, with 8 distinct marginal simple papillae; geminate papillae lateral (submarginal) and on well-developed basal lobes. Fruit not seen; ovules ca. 8; style ca. 3 mm. Fl. Mar-Apr.

● Moist humus soil; 900-1400 m. Shaanxi (Lüeyang).


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