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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Cruciferae
Stenopetalum

Citation: R. Br. ex DC., Reg. Veg. Syst. Nat. 2:513 (1821).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Annual or perennial, glabrous or hairy.

Sepals saccate, dimorphic; petals clawed and drawn out into a long narrow thread-like tip; stamens 6.

Fruit mostly a silicula, dehiscent, circular or flattened parallel to the septum; seeds 4-20 per locule, in 2 rows, mucous; radicle incumbent, rarely accumbent.

Distribution:  Endemic in Australia; with 9 species (E. A. Shaw (1972) J. Arnold Arbor. 53:52-75).

Biology: No text

Key to Species:
1. Plant with branched hairs
 
2. Hairs sessile, 2-fid
S. nutans 3.
2. Hairs irregularly branched or stellate
 
3. Leaves entire or remotely dentate; all parts of the plant usually densely hairy
S. velutinum 5.
3. Leaves of lower stem pinnatisect to trisect; upper parts of plant glabrous or sparsely hairy
S. lineare 2.
1. Plant glabrous or with papillae or simple hairs
 
4. Fruiting pedicels erect to spreading
S. anfractum 1.
4. Fruiting pedicels horizontal to pendulous
S. sphaerocarpum 4.

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