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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 666. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView 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: 1 (-3) species in Europe, Asia and Africa; introduced in N. America and Australia etc.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Differs from Arabis L. by its annular lateral nectar glands slightly opened towards outside, middle glands present and joining the laterals; plants often glab¬rous glaucous; siliquae elongated, terete or somewhat quadrangular usually with ± biseriate seeds.


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Annual or biennial, tall glabrous glaucous herbs, sometimes hairy below with forked somewhat stiff hairs. Radical leaves oblong-obovate, shortly stalked; cauline leaves oblong-ovate, saggitate-amplexicaul, glabrous. Racemes many flowered. Flowers mediocre, white or pale yellow; pedicel usually erect, somewhat appressed in fruit. Siliquae long, slender, erect, somewhat terete-compressed, bilocular dehiscent; valves with a conspicuous mid-rib; septum with deep depressions caused by seeds, not veined; seeds many, 1-2 seriate; radicle sometimes obliquely accumbent.

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