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Key to Rorippa

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(For a list of species in Rorippa, use the above link.)

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Cauline leaf bases not lobed or clasping ..... R. tenerrima

1' At least some cauline leaf bases lobed or clasping

2. Inflorescence umbel-like in fruit, congested; sepals persistent ..... R. subumbellata

2' Inflorescence elongated, not umbel-like in fruit; sepals generally deciduous

3. Plants papillate; hairs hemispheric, sac-like ..... R. sinuata

3' Plants not papillate; glabrous or hairs cylindric

4. Fruit valves soft hairy; sepals persistent ..... R. columbiae

4' Fruit valves glabrous; sepals deciduous

5. Fruit ± spheric, 1.2–3 mm

6. Perennial herb; pedicel 4–15 mm; petals 3–5 mm; style 1–1.5(2) mm ..... R. austriaca

6' Annual or biennial; pedicel 1.5–3.7(4.3); petals 0.6–1.2 mm; style 0.1–0.7(1) mm ..... R. sphaerocarpa

5' Fruit not spheric, (2)4–18 mm

7. Stem erect, unbranched at base; petals (1.5)1.8–2.5(3) mm ..... R. palustris

8. Stem, abaxial leaf surface densely bristly ..... subsp. hispida

8' Stem, generally abaxial leaf surface glabrous ..... subsp. palustris

7' Stem erect, prostrate to decumbent, or ascending, branches generally few to several from base; petals 0.5–1.8(2) mm

9. Fruit ovoid to pear-shaped; petals erect ..... R. curvipes

9' Fruit linear to oblong; petals spreading ..... R. curvisiliqua


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