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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Brassica||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Brassica fruticulosa Cirillo
Habit: Annual or perennial herb; glabrous. Stem: 3--9 dm, branched. Leaf: basal petioled, to 10 cm, early-deciduous, pinnately lobed, lateral lobe pairs 1--3(4); cauline petioled, dentate to lobed. Flower: sepals 3--8 mm; petals 7--15 mm, 3--4 mm wide. Fruit: spreading to ascending, 15--30 mm, 1.5--2 mm wide, cylindric, strongly narrowed between seeds; terminal segment 3--6 mm, conic, 0--1-seeded; pedicel spreading-ascending, 1--1.5(2.5) cm, slender. Seed: 10--26, 0.7--1.2 mm wide, spheric. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed areas, fields; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to southwestern Europe, northwestern Africa. Flowering Time: Dec--Mar
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
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Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Brassica fruticulosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=16071, accessed on April 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 29, 2016.