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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 ( shrub); hairs 0 or simple.Key to Lepidium
Leaf: basal rosetted or not, petioled, entire, dentate, to 1–3-pinnately lobed; cauline short-petioled to sessile, base occasionally lobed to clasping.
Inflorescence: elongated or congested.
Flower: sepals erect or spreading, oblong to ovate, base not sac-like; petals linear to obovate, white or yellow (pink or purple), occasionally reduced or 0; stamens 2, 4, or 6.
Fruit: silicle, generally dehiscent, oblong to ovate, obcordate, or round (spectacle-shaped), flat perpendicular to septum (inflated), unsegmented.
Seed: 2(4), gelatinous when wet; wing narrow or 0.
220 species: all continents except Antarctica. (Greek: little scale, from fruit) [Al-Shehbaz et al. 2002 Novon 12:5–11]
Unabridged references: [Hitchcock 1936 Madroño 3:265–300]
Annual, puberulent or coarsely hairy.
Stem: erect to ascending, few to many from base, (0.5)0.8–3 dm, simple.
Leaf: basal not rosetted, early- deciduous, 2–7 cm, linear and undivided, or pinnately divided; mid- cauline sessile, 1.2–5.8 cm, 0.5–2(3) mm wide, linear, entire, base tapered, not lobed.
Inflorescence: rachis hairs straight, cylindric.
Flower: sepals 0.7–1.1 mm; petals 0; stamens 4.
Fruit: (3)4–6 mm, 2.5–3.5 mm wide, ovate to ovate- oblong, flat, tip winged; notch (0.8)1–2 mm, V-shaped; valves glabrous (hairy), strongly net-veined; style 0; pedicel erect to ascending, (2)3–4.2 mm, strongly flattened, puberulent.
Alkaline flats, fields, stream beds; < 1500 m. Inner North Coast Ranges, Cascade Range, Great Central Valley, Southwestern California, Modoc Plateau;
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