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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Biennial (perennial herb), glaucous distally; hairs on proximal parts simple to stalked-forked or many-branched. Leaf: basal rosetted, petioled, [entire or] dentate to pinnately lobed; cauline sessile, sagittate to clasping, dentate or entire. Inflorescence: much elongated. Flower: sepals erect, base not sac-like; petals +- white (pink or purple), not clawed. Fruit: silique, dehiscent, linear, cylindric or +- 4-angled, unsegmented; stigma entire. Seed: 130--200, 2 rows per chamber, wingless or only tip winged; cotyledons face-to-face.
Species In Genus: 2 species: North America, Eurasia, northern Africa. Etymology: (Latin: tower, from orientation of overlapping leaves, fruits, giving plant a pyramidal shape)
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Tropidocarpum gracile
Next taxon: Turritis glabra
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Turritis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=69402, accessed on December 09, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 09, 2016.