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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

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.


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]


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

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