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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lepidium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lepidium pinnatifidum Ledeb.
Habit: Annual, puberulent. Stem: erect, 2--6 dm, many-branched distally. Leaf: basal not rosetted, early-deciduous, dentate to pinnately lobed; mid-cauline short-petioled to sessile, 1--3.3 cm, narrowly oblanceolate to linear, entire, base tapered, not lobed. Inflorescence: panicle, elongated; rachis glabrous or puberulent, hairs straight. Flower: sepals 0.7--0.8 mm; petals 0.4--0.6 mm, to 0.1 mm wide, linear, white; stamens 4. Fruit: 1.8--2 mm, 1.7--1.8 mm wide, round to broadly elliptic, flat, tip wingless, notch to 0.1 mm; valves sparsely soft-hairy, not veined; style +- 0.1 mm, included in notch; pedicel spreading, 2--3.5 mm, cylindric, puberulent adaxially. Seed: 1--1.2 mm, oblong.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo, SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to Europe, southwestern Asia. Flowering Time: May--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lepidium perfoliatum
Next taxon: Lepidium ramosissimum
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Lepidium pinnatifidum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30556, accessed on December 08, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 08, 2016.