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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Ranunculales

Familia: Papaveraceae
Subfamilia: Papaveroideae
Tribus: Chelidonieae
Genus: Dicranostigma
Species: D. erectum – D. lactucoides – D. leptopodum – D. platycarpum
Name

Dicranostigma Hook.f. & Thomson, Fl. Ind. 1: 255. 1855.

Type species: D. lactucoides
Hook.f. & Thomson
References

Farr, E. R. & Zijlstra, G. eds. (1996-) Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). 2009 Oct 01 [1].

Vernacular names

Dicranostigma, also known as the eastern horned poppies, is a genus in the poppy family Papaveraceae, the species of which are native to the Himalaya and western China. Although resembling the true horned poppies of Glaucium, they have stigmas with two lobes and fruit with only traces of the "horns".

A number of the species have only been recently published.

The annual Dicranostigma erectum and biennial/perennial Dicranostigma lactucoides ("Himalayan horned poppy") are regularly cultivated.
References

Christopher Grey-Wilson, Poppies (Portland: Timber Press, 2000) ISBN 0-88192-503-9 pp. 51–53

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