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Lepidium bonariense L.
Family Brassicaceae
Lepidium bonariense L. APNI*

Description: Annual or biennial to 50 cm high, finely hairy with weak or reflexed hairs.

Basal leaves 3–8 cm long, 2–3-pinnatisect, lobes to 2 mm wide; stem leaves reducing, pinnatifid to toothed, finely hairy, marginal hairs sabre-like.

Inflorescence a dense, elongating raceme. Sepals c. 0.5 mm long. Petals shorter than sepals, white. Stamens usually 2. Silicula ± circular, 2–4 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, glabrous; wings in upper half forming shallow open notch; pedicel spreading, 2–5 mm long, hairy above.


Fruit
Photo J. R. Hosking

Other photo
Photo J. R. Hosking

Distribution and occurrence: Not common. Native of S Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP, *NFWP, *SC, *LHI
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *W.A. *S.A.
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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