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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lepidium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lepidium oblongum Small
Habit: Annual, stiff hairy. Stem: erect to decumbent, generally several from base, (5)1--2.4(3.2) dm, branched distally. Leaf: basal not rosetted, 0.7--3.5 cm, 1--2-pinnately lobed, lobes entire or dentate; mid-cauline generally sessile, 0.8--2 cm, pinnately lobed, obovate to oblanceolate, base lobed or not. Inflorescence: elongated; rachis hairs straight. Flower: sepals 0.7--1 mm; petals 0 or 0.1--0.7 mm, 0.05--0.15 mm wide, linear-oblanceolate, white; stamens 2. Fruit: 2.2--3.5 mm, 2--3 mm, round to widely obovate or elliptic, flat, tip winged, notch 0.2--0.3 mm; valves glabrous or sparsely puberulent along margin, not veined; style to 0.1 mm, included in notch; pedicel 2--3.5(5) mm, cylindric, spreading, puberulent adaxially (throughout). Seed: 1.2--1.6 mm, ovate.
Ecology: Bluffs, slopes, disturbed areas, roadsides, flats, pastures; Elevation: 200--500 m. Bioregional Distribution: s CCo, SW; Distribution Outside California: to central and southern United States, Central America. Flowering Time: Mar--Aug
Synonyms: Lepidium oblongum var. insulare C.L. Hitchc.; Lepidium oblongum var. oblongum
Unabridged Note: Possibly in GV but no specimens seen.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lepidium nitidum
Next taxon: Lepidium oxycarpum
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2017. Lepidium oblongum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30550, accessed on January 21, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 21, 2017.