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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Papaveraceae
Subfamilia: Fumarioideae
Tribus: Fumarieae
Genus: Ehrendorferia
Species: E. chrysantha - E. ochroleuca

Ehrendorferia Fukuhara & Lidén, Pl. Syst. Evol. 206(1-4): 415, nom. nov. 1997.

Type species: E. chrysantha
(Hook & Arn.) J.Rylander


Dicentra subgen. Chrysocapnos Engelm., , Bot. Gaz. 6: 223. 1881.


Farr, E. R. & Zijlstra, G. eds. (1996-) Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). 2009 Nov 11 [1]. as "Ehrendorfia".

Lidén, M. et al. 1997. Phylogeny and classification of Fumariaceae, with emphasis on Dicentra s.l., based on the plastid gene rps16 intron. Pl. Syst. Evol. 206:411–420.

Vernacular names

Ehrendorferia (eardrops) is a genus of two species of biennial or perennial herbaceous plants native to wildfire-prone areas of California and the Baja California peninsula. It was named after the Austrian botanist Friedrich Ehrendorfer on the occasion of his 70th birthday.[1]

There are two species:

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Dicentra chrysantha 2004-05-17.jpg Ehrendorferia chrysantha (W. J. Hooker & G. Arnott) J. Rylander Golden Eardrops California, and in Baja California.
Dicentraochroleuca.jpg Ehrendorferia ochroleuca (G. Engelmann) T. Fukuhara white eardrops or yellow bleeding-heart California (Peninsular, Transverse, and southern Coast Ranges) and in Baja California.


Magnus Lidén; Tatsundo Fukuhara; Johan Rylander; Bengt Oxelman (1997). "Phylogeny and classification of Fumariaceae, with emphasis on Dicentra s. l., based on the plastid gene rps16 intron". Plant Systematics and Evolution. 206 (1–4): 411–420. doi:10.1007/BF00987960.

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