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Annual to shrub; sap pungent, watery.
Leaf: generally simple, alternate; generally both basal, cauline; stipules 0.
Inflorescence: generally raceme, generally not bracted.
Flower: bisexual, generally radial; sepals 4, generally free; petals (0)4, forming a cross, generally white or yellow to purple; stamens generally 6 (2 or 4), 4 long, 2 short (3 pairs of unequal length); ovary 1, superior, generally 2-chambered with septum connecting 2 parietal placentas; style 1, stigma entire or 2-lobed.
Fruit: capsule, generally 2-valved, "silique" (length >= 3 × width) or "silicle" (length < 3 × width), dehiscent by 2 valves or indehiscent, cylindric or flat parallel or perpendicular to septum, segmented or not.
Seed: 1–many, in 1 or 2 rows per chamber, winged or wingless; embryo strongly curved.
± 330 genera, 3780 species: worldwide, especially temperate. [Al-Shehbaz et al. 2006 Plant Syst Evol 259:89–120] Highest diversity in Medit area, mtns of sw Asia, adjacent c Asia, w North America; some Brassica species are oil or vegetable crops; Arabidopsis thaliana used in experimental molecular biology; many species are ornamentals, weeds. Aurinia saxatilis (L.) Desvaux in cultivation only. Aubrieta occasional waif in c NCoR, Carrichtera annua (L.) DC. in SCo, Iberis sempervirens L., Iberis umbellata L. in PR, Teesdalia coronopifolia (Bergeret) Thell., Teesdalia nudicaulis (L.) W.T. Aiton in s NCoRO, CCo. Cardaria, Coronopus moved to Lepidium; Caulostramina to Hesperidanthus; Guillenia to Caulanthus; Heterodraba to Athysanus; CA taxa of Lesquerella to Physaria; Malcolmia africana to Strigosella. —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Key to Brassicaceae
Annual to perennial herb, generally cushion- or mat-forming, occasionally scapose, hairs simple, forked, or many-branched.Key to Draba
Leaf: basal generally rosetted; cauline entire or shallowly toothed, base generally not lobed, occasionally 0.
Inflorescence: generally many-flowered, elongated or not; bracts generally 0.
Flower: sepals bases equal; petals generally short-clawed, yellow or white (lavender or red).
Fruit: silique or silicle, dehiscent, linear to lanceolate or ovate, occasionally ovoid or spheric, cylindric or flat parallel to septum, unsegmented; stigma entire.
Seed: in 2 rows; wing generally 0.
370+ species: n hemisphere, South America mtns. (Greek: acrid, describing taste of crucifer leaves) [Al-Shehbaz & Windham 2007 Harvard Pap Bot 12:409–419]
Unabridged references: [Beilstein & Windham 2003 Syst Bot 28:584–592; Hitchcock 1941 Univ Washington Publ Biol 11:1–132; Koch & Al-Shehbaz 2002 Ann Missouri Bot Gard 89:88–109; Rollins & Price 1988 Aliso 12:17–27; Schulz 1927 Pflanzenreich IV 105(Heft 89):1–396]
Perennial, not tufted.
Stem: 1–many from caudex, generally branched distally, (6)10–30(38) cm, hairs 4–10-rayed throughout, simple near base.
Leaf: basal (5)8–20(35) mm, oblanceolate to linear, entire or dentate, ciliate, hairs on both surfaces short-stalked, 4–12-rayed; cauline leaves 3–10(17), bract-like proximally.
Inflorescence: (10)15–47(63)-flowered, most proximal bracted; axis as hairy as stem; pedicels erect or ascending, appressed, 2–5(10) mm.
Flower: sepals 1.5–2 mm; petals 3–5 mm, 0.7–1.7 mm wide, white.
Fruit: 4–12 mm, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, lanceolate to oblong, flat, ± twisted or not, ± appressed, hairs 3–7-rayed; style 0.1–0.6 mm.
Seed: 28–48, 0.5–0.9 mm, ovoid.
2n=32. Subalpine to alpine meadows, tundra, rock crevices, outcrops; < 4100 m. s High Sierra Nevada (e slope, Inyo Co.);
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