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Genus Eruca Family Brassicaceae

Description: Annual herbs.

Flowers in terminal racemes. Sepals erect, the inner pair ± saccate. Petals long, clawed.

Siliqua dehiscent, somewhat flattened parallel to septum; beak seedless; valves with only midrib prominent; seeds in 2 rows.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 6 species, Mediterranean & NEast Africa. Australia: 1 species (naturalized).

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

One species in NSW: Eruca sativa

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