Flora of China
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   17. Paraquilegia  J. R. Drummond & Hutchinson
拟耧斗菜属   ni lou dou cai shu
Authors:Fu Dezhi; Orbélia R. Robinson


Herbs perennial. Rhizomes robust, densely covered with basal remnants of old petioles and leaves. Leaves many, basal, 1 or 2 × ternately compound; petiole long, basally sheathed; leaf blade papery. Scapes 1--8, erect, usually ± as long as leaves; bracts 2, usually opposite, basally sheathed; sheath broad, membranous. Flowers terminal, solitary, actinomorphic, bisexual. Sepals 5, petaloid. Petals 5, yellow, much shorter than sepals, basally pouchlike. Stamens numerous; filaments filiform, sometimes basally slightly dilated; anthers yellow, ellipsoid. Pistils 5--(8); ovary 2 × as long as style; ovules many, in 2 series. Follicles erect or slightly spreading, surface conspicuously striate-reticulate; persistent styles ca. 3 × shorter than follicle. Seeds smooth or densely rugose.

Five species: Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, N India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, N Myanmar, Nepal, N Pakistan, Tajikistan; SW Asia (Iran); three species in China.

1Scapes and leaves densely glandular puberulous; leaves ternate1  P. caespitosa    密丛拟耧斗菜
+Scapes and leaves glabrous; leaves 2-ternate.(2)
2(1)Seeds densely rugose, gray-brown3  P. anemonoides    乳突拟耧斗菜
+Seeds smooth, brown2  P. microphylla    拟耧斗菜
   Lower Taxon
  • Paraquilegia anemonoides  (Willdenow) Ulbrich  乳突拟耧斗菜
  • Paraquilegia microphylla  (Royle) J. R. Drummond & Hutchinson  拟耧斗菜
  • Paraquilegia caespitosa  (Boissier & Hohenacker) J. R. Drummond & Hutchinson  密丛拟耧斗菜