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Lepidium leptopetalum (F.Muell.) F.Muell.
Family Brassicaceae
Lepidium leptopetalum (F.Muell.) F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Perennial shrub to 60 cm high, stems sparsely papillose.

Leaves linear to ± terete, to 5 cm long, c. 1 mm wide, succulent, clustered.

Inflorescence a short raceme. Sepals c. 5 mm long. Petals linear, 7–9 mm long, < 1 mm wide, white to yellow. Stamens 6. Silicula elliptic to ovate, 7–9 mm long, 4–5 mm wide; style longer than apical notch; wing c. 1 mm wide; gynophore c. 1 mm long; pedicel spreading, 6–9 mm long, ± glabrous.


Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in semi-arid regions.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, ?NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. 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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