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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Ranunculales
Familia: Papaveraceae
Subfamilia: Fumarioideae
Tribus: Fumarieae
Genus: Dactylicapnos
Sectio: D. sect. Dactylicapnos - D. sect. Minicalcara
Species: D. burmanica - D. gaoligongshanensis - D. grandifoliolata - D. leiosperma - D. lichiangensis - D. macrocapnos - D. roylei - D. scandens - D. schneideri - D. torulosa - D. ventii


Dactylicapnos Wall., Tent. Fl. Napal. 51. 1826.

Type species: D. thalictrifolia Wall. = D. scandens (D. Don) Hutch.


The name Dactylicapnos is rejected against Dicentra Bernh., if these are considered congeneric.


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

Vernacular names

Dactylicapnos (climbing dicentra; formerly included in Dicentra) is a genus of frost-tender perennial or annual climbers native to the Himalayas, northern Burma, central southern China, and northern Vietnam.


Leaves are compound, with leaflets arranged in threes (perennial species) or pinnately (mostly annuals). The leaflet at the end of each leaf is transformed into a branched tendril.

Flowers are heart-shaped and have four pale yellow to orange petals. The outer petals are pouched at the base and bent slightly outwards at the tip.

The fruit is a capsule with two valves, dehiscent in most species, but indehiscent in D. scandens.[1]


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Bleeding hearts, Corydalis, and their relatives. Mark Tebbitt, Magnus Lidén, and Henrik Zetterlund. Timber Press. 2008. — Google Books

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