Common name: Threadcress
Stenopetalum lineare R.Br. ex DC. APNI*
Description: Erect herb, usually annual, to 50 cm high, upper parts glabrous or with few hairs, lower parts hairy; hairs irregularly branched to stellate.
Basal leaves to 7 cm long, pinnatifid, the lobes narrow-obovate to linear, toothed to entire; stem leaves 1–3-pinnatisect reducing to filiform and entire.
Sepals 3–6 mm long. Petals 6–13 mm long, brown to green. Silicula linear to terete, 3.5–7.5 mm long, usually 2–4 mm wide; pedicel erect to spreading, to 5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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