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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Cruciferae
Lepidium strongylophyllum

Citation: F. Muell. ex Benth., Fl. Aust. 1:84 (1863).

Synonymy: Nasturtium strongylophyllum (F. Muell. ex Benth.)Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. 2:937 (1891). , Nasturtium strongyllophyllum

Common name: None

Description:
Perennial shrubs, erect, to 40 cm tall, glabrous, sometimes glaucous; leaves obovate, 15-30 mm long, 10-20 mm wide, leathery.

Sepals 3-5 mm long; petals 4-6 mm long, white; stamens 6.

Silicula elliptic, 5-7 mm long, 4-5.5 mm wide, winged in the upper half of the fruit, forming a notch one-sixth of the length of the fruit; pedicels spreading, 5-7 mm long; seeds ovoid, 2-3 mm long.

image of FSA1_Lepidium_str.jpg Lepidium strongylophyllum
Image source: fig 217f in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Hewson (1982) Brunonia 4:fig. 6.

Distribution:  Grows in arid regions.

S.Aust.: LE, FR, EA.   N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Aug. — Oct.


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