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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual (subshrub); hairs simple. Leaf: basal petioled, rosetted or not, pinnately lobed; cauline petioled or sessile, not basally lobed. Inflorescence: bracted throughout or only basally. Flower: sepals erect, linear to oblong, bases not sac-like; petals yellow or white. Fruit: silique, linear, cylindric or +- 4-sided, dehiscent, segmented, generally narrowed between seeds; terminal segment seedless; stigma entire or 2-lobed. Seed: in 1 row, oblong to ovoid, plump; wing 0.
Species In Genus: 19 species: Mediterranean, Eurasia, Africa. Etymology: (Latin: resembling Eruca)
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa
Next taxon: Erucastrum gallicum
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2017. Erucastrum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=10581, accessed on April 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 23, 2017.