1. Family: Brassicaceae Burnett
    1. Genus: Farsetia Turra
      1. Farsetia stylosa R.Br.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mauritania to Eritrea and N. Kenya, S. Iran to NW. India.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual to perennial herb or delicate subshrub, 20–60 cm. high, usually divided from the base into many shoots with numerous spreading branches (rarely almost unbranched), greyish green, densely hairy; basally often woody but thin with light grey-brown bark.
    Leaves
    Leaves rather scattered, narrowly lanceolate to linear, 10–85 mm. long, 1.5–4.5 mm. broad, 5–15 times as long as broad, subobtuse, attenuate at base, sessile.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes rather elongate, with numerous flowers on 2–4 mm. long pedicels, in fruit much elongated (up to 40 cm.) and very lax with up to 7 mm. long erect pedicels.
    Calyx
    Sepals 3.7–5 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals yellow to brown-orange, indistinctly clawed, 5–6.3 mm. long, 1–1.3 mm. broad, obtuse.
    Filaments
    Long filaments subulate; shorter filaments linear.
    Nectaries
    Each lateral stamen surrounded by a horseshoe-shaped nectary.
    Pistil
    Ovary 4–5 mm. long, hairy all round; style thin, ± 2 mm. long; stigma capitate.
    Fruits
    Siliqua oblong to broadly linear, 7–31 mm. long, 2.5–5.8 mm. broad, plane and (in long and narrow siliquae) often torulose; valves hairy; septum with predominant transverse to obliquely transverse fibres and large hyaline areas; style (including stigma) 1.7–3.5 mm. long, very fine, narrowly subulate.
    Seeds
    Seeds (excluding wing) 1.2–1.5 mm. across, wing ± 1 mm. broad.
    Habitat
    Sand or rocks with thin soil in semi-desert or open deciduous bushland; 400–500 m.
    Distribution
    K1 Algeria and N. Nigeria to Egypt

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara, Yemen

    Farsetia stylosa R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1983 K000230477 isotype
    Jan 1, 1983 Schimper, W. [862], Arabian Peninsula K000484509
    K000230478
    Hooker, J.D. [39], Yemen Farsetia ramosissima K000230488
    India Farsetia hamiltonii K000247277 Unknown type material
    Royle, India Farsetia hamiltonii K000247196 Unknown type material
    s.coll. [4801], India Farsetia hamiltonii K000247195 isotype

    First published in Narr. Travels Africa: 12, 216 (1826)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
    • 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.
    • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
    • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
    • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
    • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    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 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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