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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Perennial herb (biennial); caudex simple or branched, persistent leaf bases generally absent; rosetted or not; rosette at ground surface or elevated on woody base; hairs simple or 2--14-rayed, stalked or sessile. Stem: simple or branched, leafy. Leaf: basal petioled, simple, generally entire or dentate, generally hairy; cauline sessile, base generally lobed, entire or dentate. Inflorescence: generally elongated. Flower: sepals bases generally not sac-like; petals generally white, lavender, or purple, claw present or 0; pollen ellipsoid in sexual pls, spheric in plants with asexual seeds. Fruit: silique, dehiscent, generally linear, edges generally parallel, unsegmented, flat parallel to septum; stigma entire or 2-lobed. Seed: in 1 or 2 rows, winged or not.
Species In Genus: 110+ species: temperate North America, Russian Far East. Etymology: (T.W. Boecher, Danish cytogeneticist, 1909--1983) Note: Some species with both fertile & sterile stems. Previously included in Arabis, but the 2 genera in different tribes. Boechera horizontalis (Greene) Windham & Al-Shehbaz [Arabis suffrutescens S. Watson var. horizontalis (Greene) Rollins] not in California.
Unabridged Note: Hybrids with spheric pollen and morphological intermediacy generally more common than sexual diploids (with ellipsoid pollen).
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael D. Windham & Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to BoecheraPrevious taxon: Berteroa incana
Next taxon: Boechera acutina
Citation for this treatment: Michael D. Windham & Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Boechera, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=68135, accessed on May 01, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 01, 2016.