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Genus Irenepharsus Family Brassicaceae

Description: Annual or biennial herb.

Basal leaves either not persistent or not known, stem leaves simple, toothed, thin.

Flowers in racemes, elongated. Sepals half-spreading.

Siliqua with midvein fading above on convex valves; seeds in 1 row or almost 2 rows per loculus, mostly mucilaginous when wet.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 3 species, endemic Australia. Australia: N.S.W., Vic.

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

 Key to the species 
1Leaves sparsely hairy; siliqua more than 1 mm wide; seeds with wing on margin, mucilaginous when wetIrenepharsus magicus
Leaves glabrous; siliqua less than 1 mm wide; seeds without wing, sticky when wet (scarcely mucilaginous)Irenepharsus trypherus

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