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Genus Blennodia Family Brassicaceae

Description: Annual herb, basal leaves sinuate-pinnatifid with 2–5 lobes, petiolate.

Flowers in racemes. Sepals dimorphic. Stigma capitate or roof-like.

Siliqua linear, terete to slightly flattened, valves with midvein distinct; seeds ovoid, 1–1.5 mm long, in ± 2 rows.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 species, endemic Australia. Australia: Qld, N.S.W., N.T., S.A.

Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Siliqua less than 4 cm long, pedicel erect; style 2–4 mm long; seeds plump, not wingedBlennodia canescens
Siliqua more than 4 cm long, pedicel recurved; style obsolete, less than 1.5 mm long; seeds flattened, wingedBlennodia pterosperma

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