Hypecoum L.

Hypecoum is an Old World genus of ca. 20 species, distributed from the Mediterranean area to China. None is native in Belgium but one species, Hypecoum pendulum, has been recorded as an alien. A second species, Hypecoum imberbe Sm., was recently recorded as an introduction with imported olive trees in a garden center (Hoste & al. 2009). Some species are cultivated as ornamentals (Jäger & al. 2008) but probably only rarely so.


Cullen J. (1965) Hypecoum. In: Davis P.H. (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, vol. 1. University Press, Edinburgh: 236-238.

Dahl Å.(1989) Taxonomic and morphological studies in Hypecoum sect. Hypecoum (Papaveraceae). Pl. Syst. Evol. 163: 227-280.

Dahl Å. (1990a) Infrageneric division of the genus Hypecoum (Papaveraceae). Nordic J. Bot. 10(2): 129-140.

Dahl Å. (1990b) Biosystematics of Hypecoum L. (Papaveraceae). Goteborg: University of Goteborg : 135 p.

Fedde F. (1909c) Hypecoum. In: Engler A. (ed.), Das Pflanzenreich 40. Engelmann, Leipzig: 85-97.

Hoste I., Verloove F., Nagels C., Andriessen L. & Lambinon J. (2009) De adventievenflora van in België ingevoerde mediterrane containerplanten. Dumortiera 97: 1-16. [available online at: http://www.br.fgov.be/DUMORTIERA/DUM_97/Dum%2097_1-16_Mediterrane%20containerplanten_Hoste%20et%20al.pdf]

Jäger E.J., Ebel F., Hanelt P. & Müller G. (eds.) (2008) Rothmaler Band 5. Exkursionsflora von Deutschland. Krautige Zier- und Nutzpflanzen. Springer Verlag, Berlin: 880 p.

Popov M.G. (1970) Hypecoum. In: Komarov V.L. (ed.), Flora of the U.S.S.R., vol. VII. Academy of Sciences of the USSR: 437-549.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith