Dactylicapnos macrocapnos (Prain) Hutch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1921: 105 1921. (syn: Dicentra macrocapnos Prain);
NW-India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Garhwal, Kumaon), Nepal as per Catalogue of Life;
Himalaya (Garhwal to Nepal) as per Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal ;

India: Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh (Garhwal Himalayas) as per BSI Flora of India;
Common name: Yellow Bleeding Heart

Herbaceous perennial climbing herbs, about 1 m long. Stems slender, angular, grooved, green and glabrous. Leaves decompound, exstipulate, about 6-8 cm long, petiole about 2.5-3 cm long, basal leaves often modified into branched tendrils, usually first pair of lateral leaflets smallest, terminal leaflet the largest, broadly ovate to broadly lanceolate, about 3-4.5 x 2-3.5 cm across, base cuneate, margin entire, apex deeply acute or obtuse with mucronate tip, leaflets green when dried, lateral veins 4-5 on either side of the midrib, reaching the margins, first or lowest pair almost near the base, petiolules slender, grooved, lateral ones shorter, about 4-8 mm long, terminal leaflets usually longest about 1.2-1.6 cm long. Inflorescence raceme, about 7-14 flowered, peduncle slender, about 3-6 cm, bracts linear to narrow oblanceolate, about 4-10 mm long. Flowers bisexual, leaf opposed, bright yellow with reddish apex, about 2 cm long, pedicels about 1.8-2.2 cm long, bracteoles about 3 mm long, sepals 2, ovate-broadly lanceolate, apex acuminate, about 3-4 x 2 mm long, petals, linear, faintly reflexed, about 2 cm long, inner petals filiform, bright yellow with reddish at apex, hooded, with long claw about 2 cm long, crested, nectariferous glands short, about 20-22 x 1.5-1.7 mm across, Stamens 6 in 2 bundles, each bundle 2 loculed, later anthers one loculed, base expanded into 1-2 nectary glands, enclosed by swollen base of outer petal. Ovary subglobose or elongate, unilocular, ovules few to many, style slender, stigmas flattened with 2 hornlike at apex. Fruits capsules, linear, ellipsoid-obovoid, grooved, dehiscing by 2 valves in upper part, acute at the both ends, with persistent placentae and style, about 20-25 x 4-6 mm across. Seeds reniform, compressed, black, papillate, beaked on one side, bulged other side, about 1.5-2 mm long, arillate.

Shady places of forests, altitude 2000-2500 m.
Asia: China, India, Myanmar, Nepal; Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand
(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.)     




Dicentra scandens (D.Don) Walpers : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Sharing some pictures of D. scandens shot today at Godabari, Nepal at 5000 ft .

Thanks, …, fro these beauties. New for efi.

Some botanist suggested it is Dicentra macrocapnos.
May I have your opinion please ?

Thanks, …, for another suggestion.
Appears close to Dicentra macrocapnos
compared to those of Dicentra scandens

D. macrocapnos!

Thank you all for final verification

Dactylicapnos macrocapnos (Prain) Hutch.

Dactylicapnos macrocapnos (Prain) Hutch. : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9)

Location: Thula Khet, Pokhara, Nepal 

Date : 10 August 2017

Altitude : 2800 ft.
Syn: Dicentra macrocapnos Prain

Wonderful find …, never seen it, was it wild..??

Were you hinting of this one as Dactylicapnos odontocarpa ?

For a moment, yes, but I was wrong. These two are very similar, except for seed size and that the marginal teeth on the capsule are very prominent in D. odonocarpa. Around Pokhara D. macrocapnos ssp. echinosperma is very common, and it sometimes has weak teeth on the capsule. 


SK1535 25 Oct 2018 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)- around 650 kb each.
Location:  Shivapuri National Park,Nepal 
Date: 25 August 2018
Elevation: 5800 ft.

Habit : Wild 

Dactylicapnos macrocapnos (Prain) Hutch.   ?? 
Not good quality due mobile click..

To me also appear close as per images at first glance at 

yellow bleeding heart (my nomenclature, not in literature). synonym no wonder is Dicentra scandens. love the pictures

Dactylicapnos macrocapnos (Prain) Hutch. : 10 posts by 2 authors. 8 images- 5 to 7 mb each.

Location: Matatirtha, Kathmandu
Date: 03 October 2020 
Elevation: 1968 m.
Habit : Wild


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