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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Africa and Madagascar.
Lepidium englerianum (Muschl.) Al-Shehbaz

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Probably annual to perennial herb, usually branching from base.
Morphology Stem
Stem 15–30 cm. high, prostrate to ascending, mostly divaricately branched, puberulous.
Morphology Leaves
Rosette leaves lanceolate, sinuate to pinnate, evanescent; cauline leaves simple, 1–5 cm. long, narrowly lanceolate to spathulate or almost linear, entire to sparsely serrate or sinuate, glabrous to finely pubescent (especially towards the base).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes numerous, terminal or lateral and ± leaf-opposed, with minute whitish to purplish flowers; in fruit dense but slender, 3–5(–10) cm. long; pedicels 3–4.5 mm. long, erect to ascending.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals green or violet with membranous margins, elliptic, 0.8–1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 0.6–1 mm. long, white, nearly linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2 (? sometimes more); filaments subulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary transversely elliptic, retuse, with exserted style.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Silicula 0.9–1.2 mm. long, 1.8–2.2 mm. wide, didymous, with a very narrow septum, emarginate, cordate, with reticulate to rugose surface; each half of silicula spheroid with one 0.8–1.2 mm. long reticulate seed.
Habitat
Salt pans, in depressions and at the edge of lakes and pools; 900–1500 m.
Distribution
T1 T2 also in other warmer parts of the Old World

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with slender, prostrate-ascending, branched, pubescent stems up to 20 cm. tall.
Morphology Leaves
Basal leaves greyish, entire or subentire, petiolate, petiole 1–2.5 cm.long, linear-lanceolate, acute, minutely pubescent or nearly glabrous; cauline leaves sessile or subsessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, pedicellate, pedicels 1–2 mm. long, in racemes up to 5 cm. long, which appear extra-axillary or leaf-opposed owing to sympodial growth but are really terminal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals c. 0.5 mm. long, elliptic, with white margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals usually a little longer than the sepals.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4–6.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit pedicellate with pedicel 2–3 mm. long, 1 x 2.5 mm., reticulate-pitted, greyish, dividing vertically into two 1-seeded nutlets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1–1.2 x 0.5–0.7 mm., flattened-ellipsoid.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Madagascar, Mozambique, Mozambique Channel I, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

China Southeast, New Caledonia, Queensland, Taiwan

Lepidium englerianum (Muschl.) Al-Shehbaz appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1999 Beechey [s.n.], Mexico Coronopus integrifolius K000471948 Unknown type material
Leach, [J.G.] [s.n.], Australia Coronopus integrifolius K000642827

First published in Novon 12: 8 (2002)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • George, A.S., Orchard, A.E. & Hewson, H.J. (eds.) (1993). Oceanic islands 2 Flora of Australia 50: 1-606. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Jonsell, B. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Cruciferae: 1-73.
  • Morat, P. (ed.) (1997). Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et Dépendances 21: 1-121. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2001). Flora of China 8: 1-506. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

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