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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lepidium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lepidium latipes Hook.
Habit: Annual, puberulent or stiff-hairy. Stem: erect decumbent, 1 or several from base, 0.2--1.5(3.8) dm, simple or branched. Leaf: basal not rosetted, early-deciduous, 2--10 cm, linear, entire, dentate, or pinnately divided into 2--10 lobe pairs; mid-cauline similar, smaller, entire, base tapered, not lobed. Inflorescence: compact, cylindric to head-like, elongated or not; rachis puberulent, hairs cylindric. Flower: sepals 1.1--1.4 mm, ovate; petals 1.9--3 mm, 0.8--1.3 mm wide, obovate-oblong, +- green, hairy abaxially, margin fringed; stamens 4. Fruit: 5--7 mm, 2.8--4 mm wide, oblong-ovate, tip winged, notch 1.4--2.8 mm; valve walls thick, with a mixture of long, much shorter hairs, strongly net-veined; style 0; pedicel 2.5--5 mm, strongly flattened, appressed, erect to +- ascending, puberulent throughout (only adaxially). Seed: 2--2.4 mm, oblong.
Ecology: Alkaline soils, vernal pool margins, salt marsh edges, pastures; Elevation: < 700 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, NCoR, GV, CCo, SnFrB, SCoRI, SCo; Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
Synonyms: Lepidium latipes var. heckardii Rollins; Lepidium latipes var. latipes
Unabridged Note: Lepidium latipes var. heckardii differs from Lepidium latipes var. latipes solely on having stems elongated, simple at base (vs short and branched basally), but these 2 forms grow mixed in most populations.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lepidium latifolium
Next taxon: Lepidium montanum
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Lepidium latipes, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30545, accessed on May 06, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 06, 2016.