1. Family: Brassicaceae Burnett
    1. Eruca Mill.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, S. Central Europe to Medit. and China.

    [FZ]

    Cruciferae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

    Habit
    Annual, biennial or perennial herbs.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellowish, cream or purplish in terminal, ebracteate racemes.
    Calyx
    Sepals erect, inner pair saccate at the base.
    Corolla
    Petals exceeding the sepals, unguiculate.
    Stamens
    Stamens 6.
    Stigma
    Stigma bilobed.
    Fruits
    Silique comparatively broad with prominently 1-veined valves and a broad, flat, seedless beak Seeds 2-seriate, spherical or ovoid.
    Seeds
    Cotyledons conduplicate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Algeria, Baleares, Bulgaria, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Greece, Gulf States, Inner Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Manchuria, Mongolia, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Qinghai, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Spain, Tadzhikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Xinjiang

    Introduced into:

    Alberta, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Austria, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, British Columbia, Buryatiya, California, Canary Is., Central European Rus, Chad, Chile Central, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Czechoslovakia, East European Russia, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Germany, Hungary, Illinois, India, Iowa, Italy, Japan, Kansas, Libya, Madeira, Manitoba, Maryland, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Caucasus, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Norway, Ontario, Oregon, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Poland, Primorye, Québec, Romania, Saskatchewan, Somalia, South Dakota, Sudan, Switzerland, Texas, Ukraine, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe

    Eruca Mill. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4: s.p. (1754)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gard. Dict. Abridg. ed. 4 (1754).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0