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Cysticapnos pruinosa (Bernh.) Liden

Verified by: Temperate sect.17 August 2011
Notes: Checked with Liden, M. 'Synopsis of Fumarioideae' Opera Botanica 88:105. 1986. Leaves glaucous, pinnatipartite ending in a tendril. Stems angled. Flowers pink with some green. Sepals dentate cartilaginous. Upper petal sacate at base. Nectar spur 3/4 as long as upper petal, free at apex and clavate. Inner petals adnate and enclosing androecium and gynoecium. Stigmas with 2 apical papillae. Style persitent, straight. Capsule pendulous. Elaiosome absent.
Wild voucher no:                               8 February 2007
Locality: South Africa, Lesotho, Mafika Lisiu Pass
Coordinates: 3090m

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sepal sepal

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lower petal lower petal

lateral petals lateral petals

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nectary nectary

androecium, gynoecium androecium, gynoecium

gynoecium gynoecium stigmas stigmas capsule capsule
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tendril tendril adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

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