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325. Corydalis kailiensis Z. Y. Su, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 15: 357. 1993.

凯里紫堇 kai li zi jin

Herbs, perennial, glaucous, 13-30 cm tall. Rhizome branched, horizontal, set with fleshy scales or petiolar base remnants, terminating in leaf rosette. Stems several, suberect, branched, with 2 or 3 leaves. Radical leaves several: petiole 3-8 cm, fleshy-thickened at base; blade glaucous abaxially, green or glaucous adaxially, ovate, 3-4 × 1.5-2 cm, (sub)bipinnate; pinnae petiolulate; pinnules nearly sessile, ovate, 4-13 × 3-8 mm, crenate-dentate. Cauline leaves: petiole 4-8 cm, fleshy-vaginate; blade like radical leaves. Raceme umbellate, 2-4-flowered; bracts 10-30 mm, like uppermost leaf, ternate or palmatisect into obovate lobes. Pedicel 10-20 mm in flower, in fruit 15-35 mm, straight. Sepals 1.5-2 × 1-1.5 mm, deeply dentate. Corolla purple, lavender, or white; upper petal 23-26 mm, apex retuse to slightly emarginate, ± dentate, mucronate, crest lacking; spur 15-16 mm, slender; nectary 5-6 mm; lower petal 10-11 mm, with broad truncate to shallowly emarginate limb, dentate, mucronate; claw broad, with conspicuous subbasal pouch; inner petals 8-9 mm. Stigma shortly oblong, slightly emarginate; apical 1/2 with 8-10 marginal papillae, basal 1/2 without papillae, with basal auricles. Capsule elliptic, 12-15 × ca. 4 mm, 15-25-seeded; style ca. 2.5 mm. Seeds ca. 1.2 mm, smooth, keeled, with small caruncle.

● Brook sides, roadsides, forest understories; ca. 1000 m. NW Guangxi (Tianlin), C and SE Guizhou.


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