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Flora Data (Last Modified On 11/12/2012)
Genus LEPIDIUM L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 643. 1753
Reference C. L. Hitchcock in Madronio 3:265-320. 1936; ibid. 8:118-143; Lilloa 11:75-134. 1945.
Description Annual or perennial herbs, glabrous or pubescent with simple trichomes; leaves entire to bi- or tripinnate, sessile or the lower petiolate; inflorescences terminating the upper branches, racemose, congested in flower, elongating in fruit; flowers small; petals lacking or mere vestiges or up to 3 mm. long, white to sulphur- yellow; stamens 2, 4 or 6, anthers nearly orbicular; siliques strongly flattened contrary to the narrow replum, usually rounded, glabrous to hirsute, apex scarcely notched and barely winged to deeply notched and prominently winged; styles present or absent; seeds 2, one in each locule; cotyledons accumbent to incumbent.
 
 
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