Dactylicapnos

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Dactylicapnos
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Dactylicapnos torulosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Papaveraceae
Subfamily: Fumarioideae
Tribe: Fumarieae
Subtribe: Corydaline
Genus: Dactylicapnos
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Dactylicapnos (climbing dicentra; formerly included in Dicentra) is a genus of frost-tender perennial or annual climbers native to the Himalayas, northern Burma, central southern China, and northern Vietnam.

Description[edit]

Leaves are compound, with leaflets arranged in threes (perennial species) or pinnately (mostly annuals). The leaflet at the end of each leaf is transformed into a branched tendril.

Flowers are heart-shaped and have four pale yellow to orange petals. The outer petals are pouched at the base and bent slightly outwards at the tip.

The fruit is a capsule with two valves, dehiscent in most species, but indehiscent in D. scandens.[1]

References[edit]

  • Bleeding hearts, Corydalis, and their relatives. Mark Tebbitt, Magnus Lidén, and Henrik Zetterlund. Timber Press. 2008. — Google Books

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