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Published In: Classis Cruciformium Emendata 105–107. 1769. (Cl. Crucif. Emend.) Name publication detail
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: About 3 (-10) species chiefly in the Mediterranean region, Europe to West Asia; only one species recorded, as casual, from our area.

 

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Annual to perennating herbs with lyrate pinnatifid leaves, erect, branched, + hispid with simple whitish hairs. Racemes subcorymbose, branched, ebrac¬teate, becoming lax and elongated in fruit. Flowers mediocre, yellowish or white, pedicellate. Sepals oblong, subspreading, inner pair slightly saccate at the base. Petals obovate, shortly clawed. Stamen 6; filaments linear. Lateral nectar glands inconspicuous, middle conical or prismatic. Ovary cylindrical, 1-3 ovuled, 2-parted; stigma capitate, sub-bilobed. Fruip biarticulated; upper part ± spherical with a narrow straight beak, 1-seeded, indehiscent but entirely falling off; lower part narrow, usually 1-3 seeded, dehiscent; valves somewhat rigid; seeds ovoid, larger in upper part of the pod; cotyledons conduplicate, trun¬cate.
 
 
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