Pseudofumaria Med.

Pseudofumaria is a small genus with two species in southern Central-Europe. Both are frequently cultivated as ornamentals and regularly found as garden escapes. 

As circumscribed here Pseudofumaria is a segregate of Corydalis (Lidén 1986). In horticulture it is still often included it in the latter (see Cullen 1995a).

  • Flowers creamy white with yellow apex. Petioles narrowly winged. Seeds tuberculate, dull === Pseudofumaria alba
  • Flowers yellow. Petioles not winged. Seeds very finely sculptured, almost smooth, shiny === P. lutea


Brückner C. (1992b) Gynoecium morphology and fruit anatomy in Pseudofumaria Medik. (Fumariaceae), with a discussion of carpellary composition. Bot. Jahrb. 114(2): 251-274.

Cullen J. (1995a) Corydalis. In: Cullen J. & al. (eds.), The European Garden Flora, vol. 4. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 120-127.

Lawalrée A (1956a) Fumariaceae. In: Robyns W. (ed.), Flore Générale de Belgique, vol. 2, fasc. 2. Jardin Botanique de l’Etat, Bruxelles: 141-159.

Lidén M. (1986) Synopsis of Fumarioideae (Papaveraceae) with a monograph of the tribe Fumarieae. Opera Bot. 88: 1-133.

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