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Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.


Annual; hairs simple, or stalked-forked. Stem: prostrate to erect, branched at least distally. Leaf: basal not rosetted; proximal cauline deeply pinnately lobed, lateral lobes entire to dentate or lobed; distal short-petioled to sessile, less divided, not basally lobed. Inflorescence: bracted. Flower: sepals oblong, erect to ascending, base not sac-like; petals obovate to oblanceolate or spoon-shaped, yellow or occasionally tinged purple, short-clawed. Fruit: silique, linear to oblong, or obconic silicle, dehiscent, unsegmented, flat perpendicular to septum (or septum 0); valves 2 or 4. Seed: 4–70, 1 or 4 rows per chamber; wing 0.
4 species: California, Baja California, Chile. (Greek: keeled fruit) [Al-Shehbaz 2003 Novon 13:392–395]

Key to Tropidocarpum

1. Fruit obconic, 0.4–0.5 cm, 4–8-seeded; valves thick-leathery, tubercled near tip ..... T. californicum

1' Fruit linear or oblong, 0.9–7 cm, 25–70-seeded; valves thin-leathery, smooth throughout

2. Fruit oblong, 0.9–2 cm, (3)4–5 mm wide, length (1.6)2.8–5 × width; valves (2)4 ..... T. capparideum

2' Fruit narrowly linear, (2.5)3–6(7) cm, 1.5–2(3) mm wide, length 13–46 × width; valves 2 ..... T. gracile


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