Hypecoum aegyptiacum

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Taxonavigation: Ranunculales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Ranunculales

Familia: Papaveraceae
Subfamilia: Fumarioideae
Tribus: Hypecoeae
Genus: Hypecoum
Subgenus: H. subg. Hypecoum
Sectio: H. sect. Mnemosilla
Species: Hypecoum aegyptiacum


Hypecoum aegyptiacum (Forssk.) Asch. & Schweinf., Illustr. Fl. Egypt., Mem. Inst. Egypt. 2. 37. 1887.


  • Basionym
    • Mnemosilla aegyptiaca Forssk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 122. 1775.
      • Type: “Alexandriae in peninsula Rosettin copiose” (C)
  • Heterotypic
    • Mnemosilla forskalii Ehrenb. ex Fedde in Engler, Pflanzenr. 40 (IV.104): 93. 1909. nom. inval., pro syn.
    • Hypecoum patens Willd., Hort. Berol. t. 5. 1803
      • Type:: “H. in Aegypto.”
    • Hypecoum refractum in sched. Herb. De Candolle. 1833, nom. nud..
  • Misapplied names
    • Hypecoum imberbe auct., non Sm. in Sibth. & Sm., Fl. Graec. Prodr. 1(1): 107. 1806.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Egypt (Nile Delta, NW-coastal Egypt)
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Western Asia
      • Cyprus (in error), Palestine (Israel: coastal W-Israel, N-Negev Desert), Sinai (N-Sinai).

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition