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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Raphanus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Raphanus raphanistrum L.
Habit: Sparsely to densely hairy. Stem: (2)3--8 dm, reflexed-hairy. Leaf: blade 3--15(22) cm, 1--5 cm wide, oblong, obovate, or oblanceolate, lyre-shaped to pinnately lobed; lateral lobes 1--4 pairs, dentate; distal cauline +- sessile, dentate. Flower: sepals 7--11 mm; petals 15--25 mm, 4--7 mm wide, claw 8--14 mm. Fruit: cylindric to narrowly lanceolate; proximal segment 1--1.5 mm; terminal segment (1.5)2--11(14) cm, (2.5)3--8(11) mm wide, woody; pedicel ascending to spreading, 0.7--2.5 cm. Seed: 2.5--3.5 mm, ovoid to oblong. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Disturbed areas, fields; Elevation: < 1100 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP, GB; Distribution Outside California: North America; native to Mediterranean Europe. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul Note: Hybridizes with Raphanus sativus to produce swarms highly variable in flower color and fruit constriction.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Raphanus
Next taxon: Raphanus sativus
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2017. Raphanus raphanistrum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=40991, accessed on February 22, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 22, 2017.