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Lepidium peregrinum Thell.
Family Brassicaceae
Lepidium peregrinum Thell. APNI*

Description: Annual herb, branching, erect to decumbent, to 40 cm high, glabrous or slightly papillose.

Basal leaves to 15 cm long, 2-pinnatisect, ciliate; stem leaves reducing to lanceolate, toothed, acute, 2–6 cm long, 1–8 mm wide.

Inflorescence a lateral raceme. Sepals 0.5–0.8 mm long. Petals reduced or absent. Stamens usually 2. Silicula ovate, 2–2.7 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide, wings slight in upper half, forming a shallow notch; pedicel 3–5 mm long, horizontal to recurved, finely hairy above.

Silicul.a ovate, 2–2.7 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide, wings slight in upper half, forming a shallow notch; pedicel 3–5 mm long, horizontal to recurved, finely hairy above.


Illustration
C. Wardrop

Distribution and occurrence: Rare species, possibly extinct, recorded from the Blue Mtns and near the Qld border.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered ROTAP: 3X
AVH map***

Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: N.H. Scarlett (1999)


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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