2883.000 Lepidium L.

Description of the genus

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs. Leaves entire to pinnate. Flowers small, whitish in terminal or axillary, ebracteate racemes. Sepals not saccate. Petals 4, vestigial or 0. Stamens 2, 4 or 6. Ovary 2-ovulate. Fruit a subcircular, ovate or elliptic silicula with keeled and winged valves.

Worldwide: c.140 species, cosmopolitan and temperate

Mozambique: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africanum (Burm. f.) DC. subsp. africanum GI,M
africanum (Burm. f.) DC. subsp. divaricatum (Aiton) JonsellM
bonariense L.MS (other?)Description, Image
inyangense JonsellGI

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Flora of Botswana: Lepidium
Flora of Zambia: Lepidium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidium

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lepidium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lepidium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lepidium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Lepidium
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iNaturalist: Lepidium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lepidium
JSTOR Plant Science: Lepidium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lepidium
Plants of the World Online: Lepidium
Tropicos: Lepidium
Wikipedia: Lepidium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Lepidium.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=613, retrieved 18 April 2024

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