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Published In: Flora Atlantica 2: 84. 1798. (Fl. Atlant.) 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)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: April-May.
Type: Type: Tunis, Kerwan, Desfontaines (P).
Distribution: Distribution: S.E. Europe, Mediterranean region, Iran and Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Smaller forms of S. irio L. may be sometimes confused with it, but tapering short fruits on very short, thickened pedicels, not overtopping the young flowers and buds are distinctive characters of this species.

It seems to prefer arid and lower hills in our area.

Photo: Sisymbrium erysimoides Desf. (Photo)
Map Location: C-7 Rawalpindi dist., Hasan Abdal, Aitchison 318 (K); Musakhel, Schlagintweit s.n. (BM) ; Jhalar near Campbellpore, E. Nasir s.n. (RAW) ; D-4 Bolan pas, Hirok railway station, stony and coal mixed platform, common, fls. yellow, 8.5.59, Jafri 2916 (KUH, HJ) ; without locality, Baluchistan, Lace 3392 (E, K) ; D-6 Dera Ismail khan, Duthie 7106 (E, K); Salt range, very abundant, Fleming s.n. (E); G-3 Coast of Baluchistan, Pierce s.n. (K); Hoshab, Lamond 379 (E).


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Annual, 15-60 (-70) cm tall, simple or sparsely branched, ± hairy with simple hairs, sometimes glabrous. Basal and lower leaves, lyrate-pinnatifid, stalked, 3-4-jugate, 30-80 mm long, 10-30 mm broad; terminal lobe ovate, short, obtuse, 3-5-lobulate, irregularly toothed; lateral lobes narrowly ovate, ± confluent, alternate, toothed; upper leaves few, distant, smaller, but ± similar to the lower. Racemes 30-70-flowered, up to 30 cm long in fruit. Flowers c. 2 mm across, yellowish-white or pale yellow; pedicels very short, 1-2(-3) mm long in fruit, thickened, ascending, straight. Sepals 2-2.5 mm long, Petals 2.5-2.7 mm long, 1 mm broad. Stamens c. 2: 2.5 mm long; anthers c. 0.5 mm long. Siliquae 20-40 mm long, 1 mm broad, erect, linear, subterete, tapering upwards, glabrous, subtorulose; style inconspicuous, with a short depressed stigma; valves submembranous with a distinct mid-vein and faint side veins; septum hyaline with an obscure mid-vein; seeds 15-25 in each locule, c. 1 mm long, ellipsoid, brownish.
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