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Family: Cruciferae
Microlepidium alatum

Citation: E. Shaw, Contr. Gray Herb. 205:159 (1974).

Synonymy: Hymenolobus Matus J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 67:36 (1943). , Hymenolobus alatus

Common name: None

Description:
Annual herbs, spreading to erect, stout, rigid, rarely branched, to 20 cm tall, glabrous; basal leaves obovate, to 2 cm long, usually entire; cauline leaves obovate, to 1.5 cm long, remotely dentate to entire.

Sepals cucullate, 1-2 mm long; petals absent.

Silicula round to cordate, terete or slightly compressed (except wings), 4-5.5 mm long; notch deep; valves completely winged; seeds broadly ellipsoid, 0.8-1 mm long.

Published illustration: Hewson (1982) Fl. Aust. 8:fig. 54G, H.

Distribution:  Grows in protected places in semi-arid regions.

S.Aust.: EP.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Sept.


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