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Genus Stenopetalum Family Brassicaceae

Description: Annual or perennial herbs, erect, glabrous or hairy.

Flowers in a raceme, usually branched. Sepals saccate, dimorphic. Petals clawed, drawn out into long narrow apex.

Silicula dehiscent, not beaked, circular in cross section or flattened parallel with septum; seeds 4–20 per loculus, in 2 rows.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 9 species, endemic Australia. Australia: all States.

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

 Key to the species 
1Silicula more or less globose to obovoid2
Silicula linear to tereteStenopetalum lineare
2Pedicel horizontal to recurved3
Pedicels erect to spreading
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Stenopetalum velutinum
3Silicula more or less globose, 3–5 mm long, slightly emarginate; pedicel generally horizontal, usually 3–8 mm longStenopetalum sphaerocarpum
Silicula obovoid, generally 8–10 mm long, slightly compressed; pedicel mostly recurved, 8–15 mm long
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Stenopetalum nutans

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