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Lepidium muelleri-ferdinandi Thell.
Family Brassicaceae
Lepidium muelleri-ferdinandi Thell. APNI*

Description: Annual or ephemeral herb 10–20 cm high, sometimes to 60 cm, erect, stems with long spreading obtuse hairs.

Leaves usually 2–3 cm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, pinnatisect to pinnatifid with linear lobes, tending to fall in mature plants.

Inflorescence an elongating raceme. Sepals 0.7–1 mm long. Petals reduced, linear. Stamens usually 2. Silicula elliptic to ovate, 4–6 mm long, c. 3 mm wide, wings in upper half forming narrow apical notch; pedicel 2–3 mm long, erect to spreading, hairy.


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