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

Familia: Papaveraceae
Subfamilia: Fumarioideae
Tribus: Fumarieae
Genus: Sarcocapnos
Overview of species

S. baetica – S. crassifolia – S. enneaphylla – S. pulcherrima

Sarcocapnos DC., Syst. Nat. 2: 129. Mar(sero) (1821).

Type species: non designatus.


Aplectrocapnos Boiss. & Reut., Diagn. Pl. Orient. 5: 79 (1844).

Additional references

Lidén, M. 1986. Sarcocapnos. Pp. 433-438 in Castroviejo, S., Laínz, M., López González, G. , Montserrat, P., Muñoz Garmendia, J.F., Paiva, J.A.R., Villar L. (eds.), Flora Ibérica. Plantas vasculares de la Península Ibérica e Islas Baleares. Vol. I. Lycopodiaceae-Papaveraceae Madrid: Real Jardín Botánico, C.S.I.C., 1-575. ISBN 978-8400062224 Biblioteca Digital (2nd ed.) Reference page.
Morales, C. & Romero García, A.T. 1991. A new species of the genus Sarcocapnos (Fumariaceae) from eastern Andalusia (Spain). Plant Systematics and Evolution 177(1–2): 1–10. DOI: 10.1007/BF00937821 Paywall Reference page.


Hassler, M. 2020. Sarcocapnos. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 March 20. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Sarcocapnos in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 March 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Sarcocapnos. Published online. Accessed: 20 March 2020.

Vernacular names
español: Zapaticos de la Vírgen

Sarcocapnos (Greek sárx "flesh", kapnós "smoke") is a genus of at least 6 species of somewhat fleshy, cushion-forming annual to perennial plants, native to cliffs in the French Pyrenees, Spain, and north Africa.


As in the genus Corydalis (but unlike Dicentra), the flowers are zygomorphic, that is, they have bilateral symmetry.

There are at least 6 species:

Sarcocapnos baetica (Boiss. & Reut.) Nyman
Sarcocapnos crassifolia (Desf.) DC.
Sarcocapnos enneaphylla (L.) DC.
Sarcocapnos integrifolia (Boiss.) Cuatrec.
Sarcocapnos pulcherrima C. Morales & Romero García
Sarcocapnos saetabensis Mateo & Figuerola


Bleeding Hearts, Corydalis, and Their Relatives. Mark C. Tebbitt, Magnus Lidén, Henrik Zetterlund. 2008. — Google Books

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