1. Family: Brassicaceae Burnett
    1. Farsetia Turra

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mauritania to NW. India and Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Cruciferae, Bengt Jonsell (University of Stockholm). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

    Habit
    Annual to perennial herbs or shrubs (rarely trees), with dense cover of bifid, medifixed, appressed hairs
    Leaves
    Leaves undivided, linear to elliptic, entire
    Inflorescences
    Racemes ebracteate, with few–many often showy flowers; pedicels slender
    Calyx
    Sepals coherent, caducous, not saccate, the outer broader with hyaline margins
    Corolla
    Petals variously coloured (colour often markedly changing during anthesis), long and narrow, ± clawed
    Stamens
    Stamens 6, distinctly tetradynamous; filaments subulate to linear, free; anthers linear, obtuse
    Nectaries
    Nectaries horseshoe-shaped around or as 2 prominent separate glands at the sides of each lateral stamen-base, and as 1–few very small glands outside each pair of median stamens
    Pistil
    Ovary laterally compressed, ± oblong or bottle-shaped; style distinct; stigma prominent, conoidal and decurrent to semiglobose, ± bifid
    Ovules
    Ovules 10 to numerous
    Fruits
    Fruit a siliqua, broadly oblong, elliptic or linear; valves usually flat, with rather indistinct midnerve; septum with prominent fibre pattern; style in fruit subulate to linear
    Seeds
    Seeds uniseriate, rather large, usually broadly winged, suborbicular in outline, strongly compressed, minutely rugose, reddish brown, mucilaginous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Algeria, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Yemen

    Farsetia Turra appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Farsetia: 5 (1765)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 61.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fournier in Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 11: 51–63 (1864)
    • Diss. Farsetia 1, t. 1 (1765)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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