Common name: Mountain Cress, Mountain Cress
Drabastrum alpestre (F.Muell.) O.E.Schulz APNI*
Description: Herb or subshrub, mostly 10–30 cm high, base and rhizome woody, stems erect, branched.
Basal leaves in rosette, mostly 3–4 cm long, entire, toothed or pinnatifid with 3 or 4 pairs of lobes, petiolate; stem leaves reducing.
Sepals 2–4 mm long. Petals 4–6 mm long, white or lavender. Silicula obovoid to ellipsoid, mostly 4–10 mm long, 1–2 mm wide; valves sometimes hairy; pedicel spreading to horizontal, 5–10 mm long. Confined to higher altitudes, south of the Bathurst district.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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