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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lepidium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lepidium acutidens (A. Gray) Howell
Habit: Annual, puberulent or coarsely hairy. Stem: erect to ascending, few to many from base, (0.5)0.8--3 dm, simple. Leaf: basal not rosetted, early-deciduous, 2--7 cm, linear and undivided, or pinnately divided; mid-cauline sessile, 1.2--5.8 cm, 0.5--2(3) mm wide, linear, entire, base tapered, not lobed. Inflorescence: rachis hairs straight, cylindric. Flower: sepals 0.7--1.1 mm; petals 0; stamens 4. Fruit: (3)4--6 mm, 2.5--3.5 mm wide, ovate to ovate-oblong, flat, tip winged; notch (0.8)1--2 mm, V-shaped; valves glabrous (hairy), strongly net-veined; style 0; pedicel erect to ascending, (2)3--4.2 mm, strongly flattened, puberulent.
Ecology: Alkaline flats, fields, stream beds; Elevation: < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRI, CaR, GV, SW, MP; Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, Baja California. Flowering Time: Feb--Apr
Synonyms: Lepidium dictyotum A. Gray var. acutidens A. Gray; Lepidium oxycarpum Torr. & A. Gray var. acutidens (A. Gray) Jeps.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
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Previous taxon: Lepidium
Next taxon: Lepidium appelianum
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Lepidium acutidens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30533, accessed on May 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 27, 2016.