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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Cruciferae
Microlepidium

Citation: F. Muell., Linnaea 25:371 (1853).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Annual herbs; hairy or glabrous.

Inflorescence ebracteate; sepals spreading; petals present or absent, clawed; stamens 6; nectariferous glands various.

Fruit a silicula, dehiscent, notched, winged; septum narrow; seeds mucous, 2-9 per locule; radicle incumbent.

Distribution:  Endemic to Australia, with 2 species. (E. A. Shaw (1974) Contr. Gray Herb. 205:158-160).

Biology: No text

Key to Species:
1. Plant glabrous; petals absent; silicula winged for their entire length
M. alatum 1.
1. Plant hairy; petals present; silicula winged in the distal third
M. pilosulum 2.

Author: Not yet available


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