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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual to perennial herb; hairs simple or 0. Stem: erect, simple or branched, glabrous or hairy distally. Leaf: basal petioled, generally rosetted, dentate to pinnately lobed; cauline petioled or sessile, bases lobed or not. Inflorescence: terminal. Flower: sepals erect to ascending, base generally not sac-like; petals generally yellow, clawed. Fruit: silique, linear, dehiscent, segmented, round or 4-sided to flat parallel to septum; valves 1-veined, glabrous; terminal segment conic to cylindric, 0--3-seeded; stigma entire to +- 2-lobed. Seed: (4)10--50, in 1 row, spheric to ovoid.
Species In Genus: 35 species: Mediterranean, Eurasia, some naturalized +- worldwide. Etymology: (Latin: cabbage) Note: Brassica including most important vegetable, seed-oil, condiment crops in Brassicaceae.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to BrassicaPrevious taxon: Boechera yorkii
Next taxon: Brassica fruticulosa
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Brassica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=8816, accessed on April 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 30, 2016.