Cardamine robusta I.Thomps. APNI*
Synonyms: Cardamine sp. a2 sensu Harden (1990) APNI*
Description: Robust perennial herb forming dense swards up to c. 1 m diam., up to 30 cm high; stems frequently branching above and below ground, underground stems white, ± horizontal.
Basal leaves forming a rosette distinctly above ground level, to 25 cm long, pinnate with 1–3 pairs of ovate lateral pinnae and a broad-ovate terminal pinna; cauline leaves 0–4, similar to basal leaves but becoming shorter up the stem, with pinnae becoming narrower.
Inflorescences few- to many-flowered racemes, sepals 3–4.5 mm long; petals white, 8–12 mm long; stamens 6.
Siliquas 20–40 mm long; pedicels stout, to 20 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers late spring to early autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Confined to alpine regions of Kosciuszko N P.
Confined to alpine regions.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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