Common name: Warty Peppercress
Lepidium papillosum F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Ephemeral or annual herb to 30 cm high, erect, covered with whitish vesicular hairs; mature plants often purplish.
Basal leaves linear-cuneate, toothed to 2-pinnatifid, to 10 cm long, petiolate and auriculate; the upper leaves remotely toothed. Inflorescence an elongating raceme. Sepals < 1 mm long. Petals absent. Stamens usually 4. Silicula obovate, 4–6 mm long, 3–5 mm wide, with scattered acicular hairs; wings in upper half obtuse, forming deep narrow notch; pedicel spreading, 2–3 mm long, papillose on upper surface. Widespread in semi-arid regions. CWS NWP SWP NFWP SFWP; Qld, Vic., S.A., W.A.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: CWS, 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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