Syn.: Capnoides flabellata Kuntze
Family: Fumariaceae DC.; Papaveraceae Juss.
Corydalis flabellata
Distribution: Western Himalaya – western Nepal, northern India, western Tibet, northern Pakistan.
Ecology: It grows on alpine stony slopes and rocks, at elevations from 3000 to 4500 m. Blooms from June to August.
Corydalis flabellata
Description: Perennial herb, glabrous, glaucous. Stems erect, 20–50(–90) cm tall, branched, leafy. Lower leaves long-petiolate, 8–18 cm long, pinnate with 3–5 pairs of leaflets, leaflets subsessile, broadly flabellate, dentate or shallowly dissected, fleshy, upper leaves much smaller. Inflorescence branched, racemes 10–20 cm long, 10–20(–30)-flowered; bracts small, membranous, not exceeding short pedicels; sepals ovate, only 2–3 mm long, dentate; corolla yellow, 11–18 mm long, narrow, outer petals hardly dilated at apex, spur of upper petal 3–3.5 mm, inner petals 9–12 mm. Fruit linear, 12–20 mm long.
Corydalis flabellata
Corydalis flabellata
Corydalis flabellata
Corydalis flabellata
These images were taken in India, Ladakh, Hinju (by Jindřich Houska, August 3, 2013).