Corydalis DC.
  • Fl. Franç. (ed. 3) 5: 637. 1805. (17 Sept 1805)


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General Information

Herbs, annual, biennial, or perennial, soft, juicy, usually glabrous. Leaves usually alternate, pinnately or ternately divided. Inflorescence a simple bracteate raceme (compound with cymose or racemose partial inflorescences in some species of Corydalis sect. Strictae). Flowers blue, purple, orange, yellow, or white. Sepals petaloid, usually dentate. Corolla zygomorphic; upper petal spurred. Stamens 2 (i.e., filaments of each triplet completely fused); median upper stamen with a nectariferous appendage at base frequently fused to spur for a shorter or longer portion. Stigma variable. Fruit a usually many-seeded capsule with persistent style. Seeds black, with whitish elaiosomes (except in C. sect. Bipapillatae).

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    Morphology

    Seeds many, orbicular to reniform, smooth to pitted, bearing a caruncle.

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    Fruit a bicarpellate capsule having 2 valves

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    Petals 4, with the upper petal spurred, free or sometimes united at their base

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    Flowers irregular, yellow, rarely red or purple

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    Stigma persistent, flattened and lobed ; style slender

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    Stamens 6, in 2 bundles ; the outer anthers of each bundle are unilocular, the inner are bilocular ; the upper group also bears a nectary which is attached basally, lying in and partially attached to the inner side of the spurred petal

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    Herbs, annual or perennial, with tap roots, tubers or rhizomes

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    Inflorescence a panicle or raceme ; bracts persistent

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    Leaves alternate or rarely opposite, simple to variously divided, sometimes ending in a branched tendril

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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCES

    Ownbey, G. B. 1947. Monograph of the North American species of Corydalis. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 34: 187-260. Ownbey, G. B. 1951. On the cytotaxonomy of the genus Corydalis, section Eucorydalis. Amer. Midl. Naturalist 45(1): 164-186. Ryberg, M. 1955. A taxonomical survey of the genus Corydalis Ventenat, with reference to cultivated species. Acta Hort. Berg. 17(5): 155-175.

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    Included Species

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    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
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    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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