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Rorippa gigantea (Hook.f.) Garn.-Jones
Family Brassicaceae
Rorippa gigantea (Hook.f.) Garn.-Jones APNI*

Description: Decumbent to erect annual to 120 cm high.

Leaves sessile, oblong to lanceolate, to 12 cm long; all or at least lower leaves not lobed; margins entire or ± toothed with widely spaced teeth; stem leaves reducing, sagittate.

Sepals 0.5–2 mm long. Petals 2–5 mm long, white. Stamens 6. Siliqua straight, 15–40 mm long, horizontal; pedicel horizontal, 3–8 mm long; seeds in 2 rows per loculus, not mucilaginous when wet, testa reticulate or tuberculate.


Distribution and occurrence: usually in forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas.
AVH map***

Text by L. Retter & G.J. Harden, Flora of New South Wales Vol. 1: 478-480 (1990)
Taxon concept: Australian Plant Census (accessed May 2017)


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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