Corydalis DC.

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

Morphology General Habit
Herbs, annual or perennial, with tap roots, tubers or rhizomes
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or rarely opposite, simple to variously divided, sometimes ending in a branched tendril
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle or raceme ; bracts persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers irregular, yellow, rarely red or purple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4, with the upper petal spurred, free or sometimes united at their base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
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
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma persistent, flattened and lobed ; style slender
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a bicarpellate capsule having 2 valves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
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, 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, 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, Oregon, Pakistan, 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

Corydalis DC. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Rico, L. [1703], Armenia K000297235 No

First published in Lamarck & Candolle, Fl. Franç., éd. 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

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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