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Habit: Annual, perennial herb; hairs dense, stalked, stellate, occasionally simple. Leaf: basal rosetted, entire to dentate or pinnately lobed; cauline petioled or sessile, base not lobed. Inflorescence: elongated or not. Flower: sepals erect, forming a tube, linear to narrowly oblong, lateral pair base sac-like; petals tongue-shaped, long-clawed, white to lavender. Fruit: silicle, indehiscent, flattened perpendicular to septum, spectacle-shaped, splitting into 1-seeded halves, not segmented; valves keeled, enclosing seeds; stigma entire. Seed: 2, oblong, wing 0.
Species In Genus: 2 species: California, Mexico. Etymology: (Greek: 2 shields, reference to spectacle-shaped fruit)
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to DithyreaPrevious taxon: Diplotaxis tenuifolia
Next taxon: Dithyrea californica
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Dithyrea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10577, accessed on May 05, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 05, 2016.