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Family: Cruciferae
Lepidium hyssopifolium

Citation: Desv., J. Bot. Agric. 3:164, 179 (1815).

Synonymy: L. desvauxii Thell. var. gracilescens Thell. Neue Denkschr. Schweiz. Naturf. Ges. 41, 1:309 (1906); L. hyssopifolium Desv. var. gracilescens (Thell.) Domin, Biblthca Bot. 89:699 (1926); L. ambiguum F. Muell., Trans. Phil. Soc. Vic. 1:34 (1855); L. desvauxii Thell. var. hookeri Thell., Neue Denkschr. Schweiz. Naturf. Ges. 41, 1:308 (1906); L. dubium Thell., Neue Denkschr. Schweiz. Naturf. Ges. 41, 1:311 (1906); L. tasmanicum Thell., Neue Denkschr. Schweiz. Naturf. Ges. 41, 1:309 (1906); L. hyssopifolium Desv. var. tasmanicum (Thell.) Domin, Biblthca Bot. 89:699 (1926).

Common name: None

Description:
Perennial herbs, erect, to 50 cm tall, hairy with short soft aciculiform hairs; leaves linear-lanceolate, pinnatisect, serrate or entire, 10-40 mm long, marginal hairs longer than surface hairs.

Sepals c. 0.75 mm long; petals reduced or absent; stamens 2, median.

Silicula ovate to narrow-elliptic, 2.5-5 mm long, 1.5-2.5 mm wide, wing narrow in the upper half, forming a shallow notch; pedicels spreading, terete, hairy, approximately equal to the silicula in length; seed ellipsoid, c. 1.5 mm long.

image of FSA1_Lepidium_hys.jpg Lepidium hyssopifolium
Image source: fig 215f in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 327.

Distribution:  Rare.

  N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: not known (no specimen in AD).


SA Distribution Map based
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