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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 [per]; hairs 0 or simple.
Leaf: basal not rosetted, petioled, dentate to 1- or 2-pinnately lobed; distal reduced, sessile or short-petioled, base not lobed.
Flower: sepals oblong to linear, spreading, base not sac-like; petals yellow, obovate, clawed.
Fruit: silique, dehiscent, linear to lanceolate, cylindric, ± 4-angled, or flat parallel to septum, generally constricted between seeds, segmented; terminal segment 1- or 2-seeded or seeds 0; proximal segment few- to several-seeded, valves prominently 3–7-veined; stigma 2-lobed.
Seed: 4–16(24), in 1 row, spheric, wingless.
5 species: Medit, Eurasia. (Latin: mustard, from flavor of seeds)
1. Fr lanceolate, long-bristly, short-hairy; terminal fruit segment flattened, >= proximal segment ..... S. alba
1' Fr linear, glabrous (sparsely short-hairy); terminal fruit segment conical, << proximal segment ..... S. arvensis
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