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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] perennial herb, hairs ± many-branched, tree-like.
Leaf: basal simple, entire or dentate to deeply lobed; distal cauline sessile, base wedge-shaped to truncate (lobed).
Inflorescence: elongated or not.
Flower: sepals erect, base not sac-like; petals oblanceolate to spoon-shaped, not clawed, white.
Fruit: silique [silicle], dehiscent, unsegmented, linear [ ovate to oblong], flat parallel or perpendicular to septum, hairy, hairs small ± sessile, some long-stalked; stigma entire.
Seed: 16–110, in 1 rows, oblong, wingless.
6 species: sw US, n Mex. (Greek: sea pod, from resemblance of fruit hair cover to salt) [Bailey et al. 2007 Syst Bot 32:140–156]
Perennial; moderately to densely hairy.
Stem: many-branched distally, 1.5–7.5 dm, ± woody at base.
Leaf: proximal, middle cauline petioled, (1.5)3–8(11.5) cm, oblanceolate to obovate, densely hairy, base tapered, margin coarsely dentate.
Flower: sepals 2–4 mm; petals (3.5)4.5–6 mm, 1–1.5 mm wide.
Fruit: (1)1.5–2.6 cm, 0.6–0.9 mm wide, cylindric, constricted between seeds; valves densely hairy; style 1–2.2 mm; pedicels spreading, (3)4–9(12) mm, densely hairy.
Seed: 28–38, in 1 row, 0.9–1.2 mm, oblong.
Limestone cliffs, steep rock outcrops, sagebrush-juniper areas; 1200–2600 m. White and Inyo Mountains, Mojave Desert;
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