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186. Corydalis auriculata Lidén & Z. Y. Su, Edinburgh J. Bot. 54: 71. 1997.

耳柄紫堇 er bing zi jin

Herbs, at least 35 cm tall (probably more), slender. Basal parts not seen. Stems long, slender, leafy, sparingly branched. Cauline leaves: petiole 4-14 cm (lower ones long, upper shorter), slender, at base with rounded membranous finely erose-dentate auricles; blade bi-(tri-)ternate, 3-7 × 3-7 cm; pinnae long petiolulate; pinnules shortly petiolulate to sessile, deeply 3-divided; segments deeply to shallowly cut into oblong lobes. Racemes 10-15-flowered, subsecund, soon elongating; lowermost bracts leaflike, upper ones gradually smaller, slightly lobate, obviously shorter than pedicels. Pedicel filiform, 10-32 mm. Sepals 0.5-1.5 × 0.5-1.5 mm, irregularly dentate. Corolla "pale green" or "cream fading to dull red"; outer petals with rather broad rhombic-subacute limb, with short entire to dentate crest; upper petal 19-20 mm; spur straight or slightly downcurved, cylindric, 8-10 mm; nectary ca. 2/5 as long as spur; lower petal 10-11 mm, near base small saccate; inner petals ca. 9 mm. Style ca. 2.5 mm; stigma compressed-square with prominent basal lobes; apical emargination shallow; median 2 marginal papillae distinct, lateral marginal papillae broad, confluent; geminate papillae lateral (submarginal) and on basal lobes. Fruit and seed unknown; developing capsule ca. 8 × 2.5 mm; style ca. 2 mm. Fl. Apr.

● Shaded disturbed places, hedges, streamsides; 1500-1800 m. SE Xizang.


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