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Lepidium hypenantion Hewson
Family Brassicaceae
Lepidium hypenantion Hewson APNI*

Description: Annual herb to 40 cm high, erect, glabrous.

Basal leaves to 9 cm long, not persistent, 2-pinnate, a few large marginal papillae present; stem leaves reducing to linear, toothed to entire, sessile, glabrous.

Inflorescence an elongating raceme. Sepals 0.7–1 mm long. Petals reduced and ovate or absent. Stamens usually 2. Silicula obovate, c. 4 mm long, 3 mm wide, wings slight in upper half, forming small narrow notch; pedicel 2–3 mm long.


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Distribution and occurrence: Not widespread.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, NWP, SWP
AVH map***

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


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