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10. Corydalis krasnovii Michajlova, Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 19: 95. 1982.

南疆黄堇 nan jiang huang jin

Herbs, perennial, glaucous. Caudex dryish, thick, branched, densely set with dry residual petioles and stems. Stems 10-25 cm, sulcate, simple or sparingly branched. Leaves pinnate, with (1 or)2 pairs of shortly stalked leaflets; leaflets broadly ovate; terminal one ca. 1.6 × 1.2 cm, 3-divided; segments ovate, entire or middle one slightly 2- or 3-divided; lateral leaflets smaller. Raceme simple, 2-4 cm; bracts ovate to lanceolate, 2-3.5 mm, herbaceous, margin narrow and scarious. Pedicel 3-7 mm. Flowers yellow, apex with brown keels. Sepals deltoid, 2-3 mm, finely dentate. Outer petals narrow, without or with very slightly mucronate tips; upper petal 14-16 mm; spur saccate, 3-4 mm; lower petal with degenerated small spur; inner petals 12-13 mm. Capsules oblong-linear, nearly moniliform, 15-20 × ca. 2 mm; style 4-6 mm; capsules in lower part of raceme ± nutant. Seeds nearly orbicular, ca. 1.5 × 1 mm, with small caruncle, tightly adhering to seed, set below a conspicuously protruding hilum.

About 2000 m. W Xinjiang (Kashi) [Kyrgyzstan (Tian Shan)].


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