Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Corydalis melanochlora Maxim.    

Region:Yunnan; Zhongdian (Shangri-la) Pref.; Deqin Xian
Gazetteer:5 km from Geza (Gezancun) towards Langdoucun. Top of the pass.
Coordinates: 28.1476 N, 99.9037 E  Alt: 4479m 

Herb 5-8 cm tall. Flowers royal blue.
Alpine scree. SW-facing slope 45 with Potentilla, Bistorta, Arenaria, mosses.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Section Clavatae. Bulb prominent with fleshy scales. Storage roots fasciculate. Outer petals crested; nectary 4/5 the length of spur, conspicuous. Sepals orbicular, toothed.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2199               3 August 2010

morphological details

flowers flowers outer sepals outer sepals corolla corolla

androecium and style androecium and style

nectary spur nectary spur

scales scales

leaves leaves abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface  
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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