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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual, biennial; hairs simple, stalked-forked, +- stellate, or many-branched. Stem: erect. Leaf: cauline, sessile, entire to dentate, base lobed or clasping. Inflorescence: elongated; bracts 0. Flower: sepals erect to ascending, base not sac-like; petals yellow (white); filaments in 3 pairs of unequal length. Fruit: silicle, obovoid to pear-shaped, dehiscent, unsegmented, +- flattened parallel to septum, +- stalked above receptacle, tip extending onto style; valves leathery; stigma entire. Seed: in 2 rows, oblong, plump, wing 0.
Species In Genus: 8 species: Eurasia. Etymology: (Greek: low flax, for inhibiting growth of flax plants) Note: Camelina alyssum (Mill.) Thell. an historical waif.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cakile maritima
Next taxon: Camelina microcarpa
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2017. Camelina, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=10481, accessed on April 30, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 30, 2017.