Common name: Mediterranean Turnip
Brassica tournefortii Gouan APNI*
Description: basal, runcinate-pinnatisect with 6–10 pairs of lobes, 15–30 cm long; upper leaves reducing to linear, ± bract-like.
Inflorescence elongating from a flat to concave corymb.
Petals 5–8 mm long, pale yellow fading to white. Siliqua spreading, 3–7 cm long, c. 3 mm wide; valves with midvein not prominent; beak 8–20 mm long, 1- or 2-seeded; pedicel 7–20 mm long.
Siliqua spreading, 3–7 cm long, c. 3 mm wide; valves with midvein not prominent; beak 8–20 mm long, 1- or 2-seeded; pedicel 7–20 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread aggressive weed. Native of Medit.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *ST, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP, *NFWP, *SFWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *W.A. *S.A. *N.T.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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