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Genus Carrichtera Family Brassicaceae

Description: Annual herbs, bristly.

Flowers in racemes. Sepals erect, dimorphic. Petals long-clawed. Style leaf-like; stigma capitate.

Silicula dehiscent, differentiated into 2 segments; upper segment a compressed sterile beak; lower segment subglobose, 3-veined, 3- or 4-seeded.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, Mediterranean region. Australia: 1 species (naturalized).

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

One species in NSW: Carrichtera annua

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