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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 to perennial herb, hairs simple; base woody or not. Stem: ascending to erect, leafy or not. Leaf: basal rosetted or not, pinnately lobed or toothed, petioled; cauline 0 or entire to lobed, petioled or sessile. Inflorescence: elongated. Flower: sepals ascending to spreading, base of lateral pair not sac-like; petals ± obovate, yellow [violet or white]. Fruit: silique, dehiscent, segmented, generally narrowed between seeds, linear, cylindric to ± flat parallel to septum, stalked above receptacle or sessile; valves 1-veined, glabrous; terminal segment seedless [seeded]; stigma 2-lobed. Seed: [12]20–46[276], in 2 rows.
25–30 species: Europe, northern Africa, western Asia. (Greek: 2-rowed, from seed arrangement) Diplotaxis erucoides (L.) DC. occasional weed in botanic gardens.

Key to Diplotaxis

1. Generally annual; stem ± leafless, hairs reflexed; fruit stalk above receptacle 0–0.5 mm ..... D. muralis

1' Perennial herb; stem leafy, generally glabrous adaxially; fruit stalk above receptacle 0.5–3 mm ..... D. tenuifolia


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