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  1. Family: Papaveraceae Juss.
    1. Corydalis DC.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. Northern Hemisphere.


    Fumariaceae, G. L Lucas (East African Herbarium). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1962

    Herbs, annual or perennial, with tap roots, tubers or rhizomes
    Leaves alternate or rarely opposite, simple to variously divided, sometimes ending in a branched tendril
    Inflorescence a panicle or raceme ; bracts persistent
    Flowers irregular, yellow, rarely red or purple
    Petals 4, with the upper petal spurred, free or sometimes united at their base
    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
    Stigma persistent, flattened and lobed ; style slender
    Fruit a bicarpellate capsule having 2 valves
    Seeds many, orbicular to reniform, smooth to pitted, bearing a caruncle.



    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Buryatiya, California, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colorado, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Finland, Florida, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kazan-retto, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Louisiana, Magadan, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Ogasawara-shoto, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Qinghai, Québec, Romania, Rwanda, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Sicilia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Great Britain

    Accepted Species


    Other Data

    Corydalis DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Rico, L. [1703], Armenia K000297235


    First published in Lamarck & Candolle, Fl. Franç., ed. 3, 4: 637 (1805)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.


    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Choix Pl. : 19 (1803), nom. conserv.


    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.