Common name: Peppercress
Lepidium pseudohyssopifolium Hewson APNI*
Synonyms: Lepidium sp. A sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Annual or perennial herb to 60 cm high, erect, glabrous.
Leaves variable, broad-lanceolate, to 9 cm long and 15 mm wide, reducing up stems to narrow-linear, 1–2 cm long; pinnate or toothed to entire, marginal hairs acute.
Inflorescence an elongating raceme. Sepals c. 0.7 mm long. Petals up to 0.8 mm long or absent. Stamens usually 2. Silicula elliptic to ovate, c. 3 mm long, c. 2 mm wide, wings slight in upper half forming shallow open notch; pedicel spreading, 3–5 mm long, glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, ST, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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