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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lepidium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lepidium dictyotum A. Gray
Habit: Annual; hairs stiff, spreading. Stem: erect to ascending, 0.2--1.3(2) dm, few to many from base, outer decumbent, simple. Leaf: basal not rosetted, early-deciduous, (1.5)2.2--5.7(7) cm, pinnately lobed or divided, lobes linear to narrowly oblong, entire; mid-cauline sessile, blade 1--5 cm, 0.5--2 mm wide, linear, entire (linear lobed), base tapered, not lobed. Inflorescence: elongate, rachis hairs stiff, cylindric, straight. Flower: sepals 0.7--1.1 mm; petals 0; stamens 4. Fruit: 2.5--3.5 mm, 2--2.8 mm wide, ovate, flat, tip winged, notch 0.5--0.7(0.8) mm, U-shaped; valve walls thin, stiff-hairy (glabrous), strongly net-veined; style 0; pedicel (1.6)1.9--2.5(3) mm, strongly flattened, erect to +- ascending, stiff-hairy throughout (only adaxially). Seed: 1.2--1.8 mm, ovate.
Ecology: Saline soils, dry stream beds, roadsides, sandy flats, fields, meadows, dried pools; Elevation: < 1600 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRI, SNF, GV, SCoRI, e SCo, n WTR, GB, w DMoj; Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Utah, Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lepidium densiflorum
Next taxon: Lepidium didymum
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Lepidium dictyotum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30532, accessed on May 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 31, 2016.