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Published In: Stirpium Austriarum Fasciculus 1: 17. 1762. (Stirp. Austr. Fasc.) 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 10 species in C. Europe, Mediterranean region and C. Asia; only 2 recorded from our area.


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Annual or biennial herbs, erect, branched mostly from the base, glabrous or hairy with simple or branched, stellate hairs. Basal leaves oblong-lanceolate, sessile; cauline leaves sagittate-amplexicaul. Racemes ebracteate, somewhat lax in fruit. Flowers small, white, cream or yellow; pedicels filiform, rigid, subspreading or ascending in fruit. Sepals not saccate at base. Petals oblong, cuneate below, C. appendaged; anthers short, blunt. Lateral nectar glands in pairs, semiannular; middle absent. Ovary elliptic, short, 8-24-ovuled; style distinct with capitate stigma. Siliculae elliptic, obovate or pyriform, broadly septate, bilocular, dehiscent; valves convex, rigid, with a distinct mid-rib, often slightly margined (winged) ; septum membranous, not veined; seeds ovoid, biseriate, mucilaginous when wet; radicle incumbent rarely accumbent.

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1 Infructescence lax; pedicels 7-10 mm long; flowers pale yellow (or yellowish-white). Siliqulae apex subacuminate Camelina rumelica
+ Infructescence somewhat dense; pedicels 10-20 mm long; flowers yellow. Siliculae apex ± rounded Camelina sativa
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