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Lepidium fasciculatum Thell.
Family Brassicaceae
Lepidium fasciculatum Thell. APNI*

Description: Annual to 60 cm high, stems usually glabrescent, with acicular hairs when young.

Basal leaves to 8 cm long, rarely persistent, pinnatisect to 2-pinnate with linear, toothed lobes with acicular hairs; stem leaves 2–6 cm long, reducing to linear, sessile, entire, with marginal papillae.

Inflorescence a corymb, not elongating. Sepals 0.5–1 mm long. Petals reduced or absent. Stamens usually 2. Silicula obovate, 3–4 mm long, 2 mm wide; wings very slight in upper half, forming small apical notch; pedicel erect, 2–3 mm long, flat, glabrous.


Distribution and occurrence: Widespread but scattered.
NSW subdivisions: CC, NT, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. 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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