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Dicentra macrocapnos Prain in J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 65: 12. 1896. Dicentra scandens auct. non (D. Don) Walp.; Hook. f. & Thomson, Fl. Ind. 273. 1855, p. p.; Hook. f. Fl. Brit. India 1: 121. 1872, p. p. Dactylicapnos macrocapnos (Prain) Hutch. in Bull. Misc. Inf. Kew 1921: 104. 1921.


Herbs, climbing, ca 1 m long; stems grooved, glabrous. Leaves decompound, exstipulate, ca 8 cm long; petioles ca 3 cm long; basal leaves often modified into branched tendrils; lateral leaftets slightly smaller, broadly ovate, entire, equally or unequally acute, rounded or truncate at base, obtuse, apiculate at apex, glabrous; main nerves 3 from base; lateral nerves further branched to form 4 - 5 nerves, each joining at margin; terminal petioles longest, ca 1.6 cm long; lateral petioles shorter. Flowers yellow, ca 2.2 cm long, in leaf-opposed racemes, ca 6 cm long, bracteate; pedieels ca 2 cm long; peduncles ca 8 cm long. Sepals 2, ca 2 mm long. Petals ca 22 mm long, crested at back. Stamen bundles connate at top. Stigma slightly flattened. Capsules linear-ovoid, acute at base, attenuate at apex; seeds several, bulged at base, papillate above, not papillate near hilum, black.

Fl. & Fr. Jan. - Dec.

Distrib. India: Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh (Garhwal Himalayas).

Nepal and Myanmar.




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