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Published In: Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle 7(1): 237. 1821. (Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: About 10 species, chiefly Asian; 5 recorded from our area.

 

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Annual or perennial herbs, glabrous or hairy with eglandular or glandular simple hairs, erect or suberect to spreading, branched mostly from the base. Leaves deeply pinnatifid to entire; basal often rosulate,± petiolate, upper subsessile or sessile. Racemes lax in fruit, sometime reduced with 1-flowered scapes, ebracteate. Flowers often showy, mediocre or large, purple, pink, lilac or yellow, rarely whitish; pedicel short or long in fruit, ± ascending, often slightly thickened above. Sepals erect, inner saccate at base. Petals about twice as long as the sepals, spathulate-oblong, clawed, apex ± emarginate. Stamen 6; filaments not appendaged; anthers oblong, obtuse. Lateral nectar glands usually in pairs, pyramidate or semi-annular; middle glands absent. Ovary linear, usually with irregular margins, bilocular, 8-26-ovuled; style long with short, bilobed stigma. Siliquae linear, subcylindrical, torulose or moniliform, ± beaked, usually transversely breaking into several 2-seeded parts, rarely irregularly dehiscent; septum membranous, breaking away with seeded parts, leaving the replum intact; seeds few to many, subglobose, not winged.
 

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1 Annual or biennial herbs (2)
+ Perennial herbs (3)
2 (1) Flowers pink, lilac or violet; beak c. as long as the body of siliqua, thickened Chorispora tenella
+ Flowers yellow; beak c. half as long or less as the body of siliqua, thin Chorispora sibirica
3 (1) Flowers pink or violet; siliquae 15-30 mm long (4)
+ Flowers yellow; siliquae c. 10 mm long Chorispora macropoda
4 (3) Flowering stem conspicuously present; pedicels up to 15 mm long in fruit; petals 6-10 mm long Chorispora sabulosa
+ Flowering stem very short or absent so that flowers appear to be directly borne on the root-stock; pedicels up to 30 mm long in fruit; petals 14-16 mm long Chorispora bungeana
 
 
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