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Fumaria vaillantii Loieel.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs, 10-30 cm tall. Stems suberect to diffuse, branched and leafy throughout. Leaf lobes linear to narrowly lanceolate, to 1 mm wide. Raceme subsessile or shortly stalked, 10-20-flowered; bracts lanceolate, 1.5-3 mm, scarious. Sepals 0.5-1 mm, incised-dentate. Corolla pink or pale amaranth, darker at apex; upper petal 5-6 mm, margin dentate, apex obtuse-emarginate, spur rounded, 1-1.5 mm; lower petal spatulate, with short rounded to usually emarginate dentate limb; inner petals tipped with dark purple. Infructescence 2-5 cm; fruiting pedicels 3-4 mm, straight and ± thickened. Nut globose, ca. 2 mm, finely rugose. Fl. and fr. May-Aug. 2n = 32.

Records of Fumaria schleicheri Soyer-Willemet from Xinjiang in FRPS (32: 482. 1999) refer to this species.

Usually weeds; 600-2200 m. Xinjiang [NW Africa (mountains), C and SW Asia, Europe].


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