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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Cameroon to Ethiopia and Tanzania, KwaZulu-Natal, India to Assam, Sri Lanka.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Cruciferae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
Weakly erect annual herb.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb with a taproot, unbranched or profusely branched from the base upwards.
Morphology Stem
Stems erect or ascending 5–50 cm. high, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Rosette and cauline leaves similar, pinnatipartite, with a terminal and 1–5 pairs of lateral leaflets, 1–15 cm. long (including petiole), oblong in outline, not auriculate, moderately strigose; leaflets ovate, serrate to crenate, the terminal one 5–38 mm. long with 3–12 mm. long petiole, the lateral ones 5–48 mm. long with 0.4–5.4 mm. long petioles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes mostly terminal on long branches or main stem, very dense with numerous minute greenish often cleistogamous flowers, in fruit condensed to very lax (up to 20 cm. long), but even then with a dense terminal fascicle of erect to ascending siliquae overtopping the flowers; lower pedicels in fruit 1.4–7 mm. long, with spreading to divaricate siliquae.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals oblong, 0.7–2 mm. long, green with scattered hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals shorter than sepals or absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4 (all median); anthers ± 0.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary oblong to cylindrical, with a practically sessile stigma.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Siliqua with scattered hairs (rarely glabrous), linear, 8–26 mm. long, 0.5–1.7 mm. broad, tapered towards the style, which is 0.5–1.3 mm. long and ± 0.3 mm. broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds reddish brown, broadly oblong in outline, ± 1.5 mm. long and 0.8 mm. broad, minutely rugose.
Figures
Fig. 13, p. 41.
Habitat
Open somewhat moist ground, clearings, roadsides, apparently increasingly spreading as a weed; 950–3000 m.
Distribution
K3 K4 K6 T2 T3 T4 T6 T7 T8 U2 U3 U4

Native to:

Angola, Assam, Burundi, Cameroon, Djibouti, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Cardamine trichocarpa Hochst. ex A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 1, 2002 Lane, P. [220], Cameroon K000008453
Sep 1, 2002 Ghogue, J.-P. [495], Cameroon K000008452
Dec 1, 2000 Pollard, B.J. [283], Cameroon K000337517
Jan 1, 1993 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [362], Cameroon K000540166
Jan 1, 1978 Schimper [1628], Ethiopia K000230703 isosyntype
Jan 1, 1969 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [6968], Cameroon K000105641
Jan 1, 1960 Morton, J.K. [954], Cameroon K000105633
Schimper [1162], Ethiopia K000230704 Unknown type material
Schimper [1352], Ethiopia K000230705
Schimper [s.n.], Ethiopia K000230706
Schimper [1352], Ethiopia K000230707
Petit [s.n.], Ethiopia K000230708
Migeod, F. [228], Cameroon K000105640
Maitland, T.D. [216], Cameroon K000105635
Maitland, T.D. [1237], Cameroon K000105638
Migeod, F. [227], Cameroon K000105636
Brenan, J.P.M. [9586], Cameroon K000105634
Ujor, E.U. [FHI 30397], Cameroon K000105637
Morton, J.K. [515], Cameroon K000105639

First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 18 (1847)

Accepted by

  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Jonsell, B. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Cruciferae: 1-73.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Chev. Fl. Viv. 1: 214.
  • F.T.A. 1: 60
  • Schulz in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 32: 462

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A. Chev., Fl. Viv. 1: 214 (1939).
  • A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 18 (1847).
  • Agnew & Stewart in A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 97, fig. (1974).
  • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) p. 153 (1954).
  • De Wild., Pl. Bequaert. 1: 147 (1921).
  • Engl. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile A: 95, 108 (1895)
  • Engl. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 183 (1895).
  • Engl., Hochgebirgsfl. Trop. Afr.: 225 (1892).
  • Excell & Mendonça in Consp. Fl. Angol. 1: 51 (1937).
  • Hiern, Cat. Afr. Pl. Welw. 1: 25 (1896).
  • Jonsell in Bot. Notis. 129: 125 (1976).
  • Keay, Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 98 (1954).
  • Muschler in Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition 1907-1908, 2 (Botanik) p. 220 (1911).
  • O.E. Schulz in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 32: 462 (1903).
  • O.E. Schulz in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 9: 1105 (1927).
  • Oliv. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 60 (1868).
  • Robyns & Boutique in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 2: 538 (1951).
  • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 1: 217 (1948).
  • Th. Dur. & Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afr. 1: 82 (1898).

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