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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: [Annual] perennial herb, occasionally subshrub; hairs dense throughout, many-branched. Leaf: petioled; basal not rosetted; cauline dentate to pinnately lobed, petioled, base not lobed. Inflorescence: elongated. Flower: sepals erect, linear to linear-oblong, base of lateral pair sac-like; petals linear to spoon-shaped, long-clawed, +- yellow to brown or purple. Fruit: dehiscent, obcordate [to lyre-shaped], flat perpendicular to septum, unsegmented; stigma prominently 2-lobed. Seed: 6--16, wingless.
Species In Genus: 3 species: southwestern United States, Mexico. Etymology: (Greek: lyre fruit, from fruit shape)
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lunaria annua
Next taxon: Lyrocarpa coulteri
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Lyrocarpa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10601, accessed on December 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 10, 2016.