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Genus Diplotaxis Family Brassicaceae

Description: Annual or perennial herb.

Leaves variable, mostly narrow with linear to triangular lobes or toothed, petiolate, foetid when crushed.

Sepals ± spreading. Petals lemon-yellow. Stigma capitate. Siliqua flattened parallel with septum; beak seedless, 2-edged; valves with 1 prominent vein; pedicel usually spreading.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 27 species, Europe & Mediterranean. Australia: 2 species (naturalized), N.S.W., Vic., Tas., S.A., W.A.

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

 Key to the species 
1Stems glabrous; ovary on a gynophore 1–3 mm long; 70–100 ovules per ovaryDiplotaxis tenuifolia
Stems hairy; ovary sessile; 40–60 ovules per ovaryDiplotaxis muralis

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