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301a. Corydalis flexuosa subsp. flexuosa

穆坪紫堇(原亚种) mu ping zi jin (yuan ya zhong)

?Corydalis flexuosa f. bulbillifera C. Y. Wu; ?C. gemmipara H. Chuang var. ecristata H. Chuang.

Radical leaves few to several. Stems often with a stalked leaf in lower 1/2. Leaves mostly biternate; leaf lobes oblong to oblanceolate, obtuse. Racemes long; bracts entire, except for lower ones. Upper petal 24-28 mm, completely ecristate.

● Forests, clearings, grassy slopes, riversides, wet rocks; 1300-2700 m. C Sichuan (Baoxing, Tianquan, Wenchuan).

A very complex taxon, variable as to size and branching as well as habitat. A deviating form from W Tianquan district, growing on permanently wet cliffs, produces an abundance of small easily detached bulbils in the axils of small bractlike upper leaves.


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