Common name: Erect Peppercress
Lepidium pseudopapillosum Thell. APNI*
Description: Perennial shrub to 15 cm high, papillose.
Basal leaves to 5 cm long, pinnatisect, lobes linear; stem leaves reducing to linear, entire, slightly papillose.
Inflorescence an elongating raceme. Sepals < 1 mm long. Petals absent. Stamens usually 4. Silicula broad-ovate, 4–5 mm long, 3–3.5 mm wide, papillose, usually glabrous; wings widening from base to form open notch; pedicel spreading, 2–3 mm long, papillose.
Silicul.a broad-ovate, 4–5 mm long, 3–3.5 mm wide, papillose, usually glabrous; wings widening from base to form open notch; pedicel spreading, 2–3 mm long, papillose.
Distribution and occurrence: Rare species; recorded from Canberra, but this specimen is somewhat atypical.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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