DC., Reg. Veg. Syst. Nat. 2:537 (1821).
Synonymy: Lepia rotunda Desv., J. Bot. Agric. 3:166, 181 (1815).
Common name: Veined peppercress.
Subshrubs, erect, 10-15 (rarely to 30) cm tall, papillose, usually corky at the base and leaf scars; leaves oblanceolate to linear-lanceolate, to 30 mm long, 2-4 mm wide.
Sepals 2.5-3 mm long; petals 2.5-4 mm long; stamens 6.
silicula orbicular to broad-obovate, 5-8 mm long, 5-6 mm wide, with a broad rounded wing forming a deep apical notch one-third of the fruit length, the valves somewhat inflated to form a wide septum; seeds ovoid, c. 2 mm long.
Image source: fig 217d in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Hooker (1844) Hook. Ic. 7:t. 609; Domin (1926) Biblthca Bot. 89:t. 28 (4).
S.Aust.: NU, EP, NL, MU, YP. W.Aust.
Flowering time: recorded in Aug., Sept., Feb.
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