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208. Corydalis brachyceras Lidén & J. Van de Veire, Ann. Bot. Fenn. 45: 130. 2008.

江达紫堇 jiang da zi jin

Herbs, perennial, ca. 50 cm tall, glabrous; stems and petioles of radical leaves attenuate to filiform underground base. Storage roots unknown. Stem simple, with 5 leaves in upper 1/2. Radical leaf: petiole ca. 12 cm; blade more glaucous abaxially, slightly glaucous adaxially, ovate-oblong, ca. 5 × 3.5 cm, pinnate with 2 pairs of pinnae, each divided into 2 or 3 elliptic-acute lobes 12-20 × 5-8 mm. Cauline leaves like radical but sessile, decreasing in size upward; 2 uppermost leaves not cut to midvein. Racemes capitate (at least in early anthesis), to 3 cm, ca. 25-flowered, very dense; bracts with a purplish hue, lower pinnatifid, upper entire, 5-10 mm. Pedicel 4-8 mm. Sepals ca. 1 × 1(-1.5) mm, with many long acute teeth. Corolla bluish purple; inner petals whitish; outer petals with broad obtuse dorsal crests surpassing apex; upper petal 14-15 mm; spur ca. 6 mm, tapering toward recurved apex; lower petal with broad slightly saccate claw, margin undulate; inner petals ca. 9 mm. Ovary with 6 ovules; style ca. 3.5 mm; stigma square; marginal papillae: median 2 distinct, lateral broad, indistinct; geminate papillae lateral and in basal corners; basal lobes small.

● Stony meadows in shrubs; ca. 4300 m. E Xizang (Jomda).


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