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Key to families | Table of families and genera
This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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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.
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: 20–46, in 2 rows.
25–30 species: Eur, n Africa, w Asia. (Greek: 2-rowed, from seed arrangement) Diplotaxis erucoides (L.) DC. occasional weed in botanic gardens.
1. Generally annual; stem ± leafless, hairs reflexed; fruit stalk above receptacle 0–0.5 mm ..... D. muralis
1' Perennial; stem leafy, generally glabrous adaxially; fruit stalk above receptacle 0.5–3 mm ..... D. tenuifolia
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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