Corydalis leptocarpa Hook. fil. & Thomson, Fl. Ind. 1: 260 1855. (Syn: Capnodes leptocarpum (Hook. fil. & Thomson) Kuntze; Corydalis siamensis Craib; Corydalis taliensis var. potentillifolia C.Y.Wu & H.Chuang; Corydalis taliensis var. siamensis (Craib) H.Chuang);
Common name: East Himalayan Pink Corydalis
China (W- & S-Yunnan), N-Thailand, India (Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland,
Manipur), Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma (Kachin) as per Catalogue of Life
Decumbent annual or perennial herbs, stout 10-30 cm tall. Stem sparsely branched, several arising from the cluster of slender fibrous roots, branches dense, striate, weak, slender and glabrous. Root stocks simple taproot, with covered with small traces petiole bases. Radical leaves, triangular-oblong in outline, biternate, about 4-8 x 2.5-5 cm across, base vaginate and slightly sheathed, grabrous above, glaucous beneath, veins prominent, petiole about 5-9 cm long, with 3-5, triangular or broadly lanceolate-oblong, shaped lateral and terminal pinnae, ternate, base attenuate, margins crenately dentate also deeply lobed, apex obtuse, petiolules short or subsessile, about 2-6 mm long. Cauline leaves alternate, 2 or more, usually smaller than the radical leaves. Inflorescence racemes, axillary or terminal, about 2-8 flowered, dense, about 2-6 cm long, bracts ovate lanceolate to obovate, upper ones narrow, margin entire, lower ones toothed, about 5-12 mm long. Flowers bisexual, zygomorphic, purple, pink and rarely white, about 2.2-2.7 cm long, pedicels 5-8 mm long, deflexed in fruit, Sepals 2, minute, orbicular, margin slightly lacerate, membranous, about 3-4 x 1 mm across, petals 4, outer series dissimilar, upper petal spurred and crested, about 25-30 mm long, winged on dorsal and ventral sides, spur slightly falcate, lower petal somewhat similar to the upper petals, nectar glands about 6-7 mm long, inner series clawed, cohering, abouit 11-14 mm long. Stamens 6, in 2 bundles, anthers dimorphous. Ovary unilocular, hypogynous, ovules many, style filiform, stigmas squarish with 6 marginal papillae. Fruits capsules, linear, about 20-30 x 3-4 mm across, dehiscing when mature by tumid or inflated valves, with persistent style. Seeds 10-20, smooth, broad caruncle, about 1.5 mm across, shining black.
Along moist cliffs and damp streamsides in subtropical and temperate forests, altitude 1900-2800 m.
Asia: Bhutan, China, India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Nepal, Sikkim; Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand.
(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, India from India Biodiversity Portal)
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Locality, Anini, Arunachal Pradesh
Must be a Corydalis species (Papaveraceae/ Fumariaceae).
Corydalis in eFI.
Thanks, … What a beautiful capture !!!
Corydalis leptocarpa from Sikkim : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Found in Pelling region, Sikkim
Flowering in June