Hypecoum Tourn. ex L.
  • Sp. Pl. : 124 (1753)

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2023): Hypecoum Tourn. ex L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000018739. Accessed on: 03 Feb 2023'

General Information

Herbs, annual, low, usually glaucous, glabrous, taprooted, rosulate. Leaves in a basal rosette, lanceolate, oblanceolate, to narrowly obovate in outline, imparipinnate with deeply divided segments. Flowers in long pedunculate dichasia from rosette, bisymmetric. Petals 4, yellow, white, or bluish pink; outer petals flat, shallowly 3-lobed to entire; inner petals deeply 3-lobed; lateral lobes oblong, entire; median lobe with a narrow base and a rounded to oblong limb with a fimbriate or ± denticulate margin, specialized for secondary pollen presentation, initially pressed to stamens/gynoecium. Stamens 4, each with 2 thecae, but median ones with 2 vascular bundles, lateral ones with 1 vascular bundle; filaments flat, ± translucent, with lateral basal nectaries; anthers oblong, extrorse. Style with 2 narrow commissural stigmatic branches. Fruit linear, with many seeds in 1 row, dehiscing with 2 valves or breaking up into 1-seeded units. Seeds flattish, covered with oxalate crystals. Pollen with 2 long colpi, sometimes fused into a synaperture. Chromosome base number = 8.

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    Flora of China @ efloras.org
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Missouri Botanical Garden
    Papaveraceae. World Flora Online Data. 2022.
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
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    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).