Corydalis casimiriana Duthie & Prain ex Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 65: 27 1896. (syn: Corydalis prainiana Kanodia & Mukh. [Illegitimate]; Corydalis stewartii Fedde);
Jammu & Kashmir, NW-India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh), W-Nepal as per Catalogue of Life;
India: Open grassy slopes and streamsides in temperate and alpine Himalayas, 2200 – 4700 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim and Meghalaya; Nepal and Bhutan as per BSI Flora of India;


Corydalis for ID :: Ghangaria-VOF, Uttarakhand :: Aug 2018 :: ARKSEP-24 : 13 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)
Requested to please ID this yellow Corydalis seen at various places en route the Valley of flowers from Ghangaria, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.

Pl. check with species available at /species/m—z/p/papaveraceae/corydalis

Corydalis cornuta ??

These looked much different from Corydalis cornuta posted by me here. The plants as well as the flowers were much slender. I think they may be different.

I also agree with …, as these appear to be somewhat different from images at Corydalis cornuta
…, Pl. check other species at Corydalis

C. casimiriana

Isn’t C. cashmeriana blue flower ??

Mostly blue flowers except the link below:
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Thanks … for the possible ID.

All flowers on our site are blue. … posted a link which is yellow. However, none of these flowers look like the ones posted by me. They seem to be quite sturdy in appearance.
The flowers I saw were very delicate and slender.
Lets hope, experts provide us with more feedback.

Do not confuse casimiriana and cashmeriana, the former yellow, the latter blue.
And with all respect, I am the expert.

This is really interesting.

Thank you … for providing the correct name.
And apologies for not paying attention to the correct spelling. The apparent similarity in the names prompted to comment too early.


SK 3049 16 October 2021: 6 very high res. images.
Location: Jumla, Nepal
Altitude: 2893m.
Date: 18 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Corydalis casimiriana Prain ??

Maybe Corydalis casimiriana, as suggested by you. I am not sure.

I do think this must be covered by the name Corydalis casimiriana subsp. casimiriana.
I think you are confused by the short spur? In fact this is quite like the type specimen.
Long ago I described a more Eastern subspecies (subsp. brachycarpa) with shorter fruit and dark-tipped inner petals, but now I feel I should have recognised this as a distinct species instead.

Thank you … for the correct ID.
Actually I took guidance from the list of A Book on Karnali published by Karnali Province Government and we have found many sp. during our one month trip which are not listed in the book.



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