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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lepidium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lepidium strictum (S. Watson) Rattan
Habit: Annual, puberulent. Stem: ascending or decumbent to prostrate, generally several from base, (0.4)0.7--1.7(2) dm, branched distally. Leaf: basal not rosetted, 1.5--5.6 cm, 2-pinnately lobed, lobes lanceolate to oblong, entire; mid-cauline short-petioled, 0.8--3 cm, pinnately lobed, lobes entire, base tapered. Inflorescence: crowded; rachis puberulent, hairs straight, cylindric. Flower: sepals 0.7--1(1.2), persistent; petals 0.2--0.5 mm, < 0.1 mm wide, linear, white; stamens 2. Fruit: 2.5--3.3 mm, 2--3 mm wide, ovate to +- round, flat, tip winged, notch 0.3--0.6 mm; valves glabrous or puberulent at margin, prominently net-veined; style 0--0.1 mm, included in notch; pedicel +- erect, (1)1.4--2.5(3) mm, flattened, narrowly winged, appressed at base, puberulent adaxially, tip curved, spreading. Seed: 1.2--1.6 mm, oblong. Chromosomes: 2n=32.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed areas, woodland, slopes; Elevation: < 1700 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP; Distribution Outside California: to Oregon. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lepidium ramosissimum
Next taxon: Lepidium thurberi
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Lepidium strictum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30566, accessed on October 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 26, 2016.