Common name: African Turnip Weed
Sisymbrium thellungii O.E.Schulz APNI*
Description: Annual herb to 60 cm high, erect, scabrous, hairs reflexed.
Basal leaves lyrate-pinnatisect, to 30 cm long, with 3–7 pairs of lobes, petiolate; stem leaves reducing.
Inflorescence with bracts. Sepals 5–6 mm long, scabrous. Petals 6–8 mm long, yellow to pale yellow. Style stout, clavate, 3–4 mm long. Siliqua linear, curved, spreading, 7–12 cm long, c. 2 mm wide, valves usually scabrous; pedicel stout, spreading, usually 5–20 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Not common. Native of S Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *NWS
Other Australian states: *Qld
Declared Noxious Weed
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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