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Genus Capsella Family Brassicaceae

Description: Annual herbs.

Inflorescence a raceme, bracts absent. Sepals erect, not saccate. Petals clawed.

Silicula dehiscent, keeled, notched; septum narrow; seeds in 2 rows; up to 15 per loculus.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 5 species, temperate & subtropical regions. Australia: 1 species (naturalized).

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

One species in NSW: Capsella bursa-pastoris

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