Common name: Veined Peppercress, Veined Peppercress
Lepidium phlebopetalum (F.Muell.) F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Annual to perennial shrub 10–30 cm high, glabrous to papillose or shortly warty.
Leaves entire, lanceolate to linear, obtuse, to 5 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, thick, sometimes falling in dry conditions; stem leaves not auriculate.
Inflorescence an elongating open raceme. Sepals c. 2 mm long. Petals slightly longer than sepals, white to purple, the veins deeply pigmented. Stamens 6. Silicula ovate to circular, 6–9 mm long, 5–7 mm wide; style ± shorter than apical notch; wings narrow; pedicel erect to spreading, 3–5 mm long, ± glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in inland regions.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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