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Genus Erysimum Family Brassicaceae

Description: Annual herbs, with medi-fixed or stellate appressed hairs.

Leaves simple to pinnately lobed.

Inflorescence a raceme, often more or less corymbose. Sepals erect, inner pair usually saccate; petals long-clawed, yellow (in Australia); stamens 6. Median necatariferous glands present. Stigma capitate, slightly bilobed.

Fruit pedicillate (sometimes shortly so), linear, quadrangular, elongate (more than 3 times as long as broad), dehiscent; valves with conspicuous midvein; seeds in 1 row per locule. Radicle incumbent.


Distribution and occurrence:

100 species, mostly in Europe and the Mediterranean; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Text by B.M. Wiecek
Taxon concept: Flora of Victoria, Vol 3, 1996:449. and Flora of Australia Vol 8, 1982:329.

One species in NSW: Erysimum repandum

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