Corydalis caseana subsp. brachycarpa
Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 34: 204-205. 1947.
Stems mostly 4-10 dm. Flowers: outer petals with marginal wing highly developed, scarcely revolute, apex rounded, occasionally minutely notched.
Phenology: Flowering mid summer.
Habitat: On gravel bars along streams
Elevation: 2550-3050 m
Of conservation concern.
The epithet brachycarpa, apparently intended to denote a difference between the capsules of this taxon and those of its close relatives, is a misnomer since their fruits are all similar. It may have resulted from a misinterpretation of the swollen capsules commonly found on plants of this subspecies. Such fruits always contain insect larvae that stimulate production of abnormal tissue, which increases the fruit diameter significantly.
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