Corydalis caseana subsp. brachycarpa

(Rydberg) G. B. Ownbey

Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 34: 204-205. 1947.

Conservation concernEndemic
Basionym: Capnoides brachycarpum Rydberg Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 34: 426. 1907
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

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

Discussion

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.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"wider" is not a number."dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property."thin" is not a number."dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

Notched (?) +  and Rounded (?) +
Kingsley R. Stern +
(Rydberg) G. B. Ownbey +
Capnoides brachycarpum +
elliptic;linear +
inconspicuous +
adnate +  and connate +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
ellipsoid +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
inconspicuous +
2550-3050 m +
spreading +  and ascending +
dehiscent +  and indehiscent +
On gravel bars along streams +
cleistogamous-flowered +  and multifloral +
terminal +  and axillary +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
cauline +  and basal +
narrow +  and broad +
not spurred +  and spurred +
3 +, both +  and 1 +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
dissimilar +  and alike +
broadly ovoid;obovoid +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
coherent +  and distinct +
1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
not spongy +
Flowering mid summer. +
perpendicular +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (?) +
Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (?) +
reniform +  and subglobose +
persistent +
irregularly dentate +  and ovate lunate or attenuate-lanceolate +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (?) +
Conservation concern +  and Endemic +
not +  and tapered +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
branching +  and simple +
climbing +  and prostrate +
erect +  and prostrate +
1;several +
persistent +
rectangular +
thread-like +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (?) +
Corydalis caseana subsp. brachycarpa +
Corydalis caseana +
subspecies +