Corydalis filiformis Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 68 1834. ;
Jammu & Kashmir, India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh), Nepal, Pakistan as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Slender Corydalis
Erect annual or short lived perennial herbs, stout 30-60 cm tall. Stem weak slender, bluish green, terete, grooved, branched, glabrous or almost glaucous. Root stocks thin, often branched tap roots. Leaves all cauline, broadly ovate in outline, about 2-6 x 1.8-5 cm across, leaves glabrous, submembranous, thin, petiole about 2-4 cm long, with 3-5, triangular or ovate, ternate or biternate, lateral and terminal leaflets, margins deeply incised or lobed, lobes obovate-oblong, apex obtuse, petiolules about 1 cm long, leaves becoming smaller and petiole shorter towards the shoot. Inflorescence raceme subcorymbs, terminal, about 3-12 laxly flowered, dense, about 2-5 cm long, bracts leaf-like, upper bracts clavate, margin entire. Flowers bisexual, zygomorphic, yellow, tipped with brown, midrib grooved, apex apiculate, about 1-1.5 cm long, pedicels slender, glabrous, about 1-2 cm long, deflexed in fruit, Sepals 2, orbicular, margin dentate, fimbriate, green with reddish tint, about 2-3 x 1.5-2 mm across, petals 4, outer series dissimilar, upper petal spurred hooded and aristate at the apex, cristate, spur conical, short, curved upwards or straight, margin subentire, about 9-10 mm long, lower petal somewhat similar to the upper petals with prominent basal pouch., and median constriction, about 8-9 mm long, inner series winged, tipped with purplish black, nectariferous gland about half the length of spur, stamens 6, in 2 bundles, anthers dimorphous. Ovary unilocular, hypogynous, ovules many, style filiform, about 3 mm long, stigmas dilated, with 6 apical papillae of with 2 are shorter. Fruits capsules, linear-oblong, about 8-10 x 2-3 mm across, dehiscing when mature by tumid or inflated valves, with persistent style. Seeds 8-18, biseriate, suborbicular, about 1.2 mm across, shining black.
Northwest Himalayas, altitude 2500-4000 m.
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India.; Kailash, B. R., ATREE, Bangalore, India.; Royal Norwegian Embassy grants. Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
Flora of Uttarakhand- Herb26 for Id- JM: Wild Herb captured on 13/8/10 during the trek from Ghangaria (around 11,000 ft.) to Hemkunt Sahib (around 14000 ft.).
Corydalis for sure but not govaniana. The bracts are so different and dentate/serrate here.
Perhaps a species of C. ramosa (vaginans) group
looks like corydalis cornuta
This appears to be Corydalis filiformis as per images, references and details herein.
Corydalis filiformis Royle … (family: Papaveraceae)
3 AUG 12
Hemakund – Ghangaria trail … about 12300 ft
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Dr. Magnus Lidén, botanist at Uppsala Botanical Garden, Sweden, and an authority on Corydalis, confirmed your identification. I am pasting his mail below.
“Corydalis filiformis Royle, often mistaken for C. longipes.”
VoF Week: Corydalis filiformis from Valley:
Corydalis filiformis from Valley
Thanks … Another good upload
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