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Lepidium africanum (Burm.f.) DC.
Family Brassicaceae
Lepidium africanum (Burm.f.) DC. APNI*

Description: Annual or perennial herb to 70 cm high.

Basal leaves 2–8 cm long, sometimes pinnatisect with linear lobes, mostly oblanceolate, toothed, stem leaves ± lanceolate, acute, toothed to entire, sometimes sparsely ciliate.

Inflorescence a dense elongating raceme. Sepals to c. 0.8 mm long. Petals shorter than sepals. Stamens usually 2. Silicula ovate to obovate, 2–3 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide, wings slight in upper half, forming shallow notch; pedicel ± flattened, finely hairy above, curved.


Fruit
Photo L. von Richter

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread. Native of Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP, *LHI
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas. *W.A. *S.A. *N.T.
AVH map***

Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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