Corydalis ophiocarpa

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Corydalis ophiocarpa Hook.f. & Thomson

Fumariaceae

Life form: annual or biennial

Exposure: half shade - Exposure: shade   6

Moisture: moderately moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: obovate

Division: bipinnate

Shape: tubular
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Ranunculopsida
Subclassis:
Ranunculidae
Superordo:
Ranunculanae
Ordo:
Papaverales

Corydalis ophiocarpa belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Corydalis ophiocarpa was described by Joseph Dalton Hooker and Thomas Thomson in 1855. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Corydalis ophiocarpa is a species in the genus Corydalis which contains approximately 640 to 698 species and belongs to the family of the Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family). The type species of the genus is Corydalis bulbosa.

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 40 to 100 centimetres.

Leaves

Corydalis ophiocarpa has bipinnate leaves that are alternate. The obovate leaflets are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Corydalis ophiocarpa produces racemes of ligth-yellow tubular flowers from May to August.


Root System

Distribution

Corydalis ophiocarpa is native to the Himalaya, China, Japan and Taiwan.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a half-shady to shady situation on moderately moist soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

Suited for rockeries.

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants usually need very little maintenance.


Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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