Corydalis (Greek korydalís "crested lark") is a genus of about 470 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the Papaveraceae family, native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere and the high mountains of tropical eastern Africa. They are most diverse in China and the Himalayas, with at least 357 species in China.
Corydalis cava and some other tuberous species contain the alkaloid bulbocapnine, which is occasionally used in medicine.
There are about 470 species, including:
Several former Corydalis have been moved to new genera:
- Corydalis sempervirens = Capnoides sempervirens
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