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This species is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Medit. to N. Tanzania and Pakistan.
Sisymbrium erysimoides

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb with 10–80 cm. high erect stems, unbranched or with a few branches in the upper parts, sparsely hairy.
Morphology Leaves
Basal leaves similar to cauline ones, evanescent; cauline leaves petioled, lyrate-pinnatisect, with 2–3 pairs of lateral lobes; lamina thin, coarsely serrate, 2–18 cm. long, with 2–3 pairs of 0.5–4 cm. long lateral lobes and a larger rather acute terminal lobe; petiole 0.5–4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes terminal, dense, with numerous small flowers, in fruit rather dense to lax, up to 50 cm. long; pedicels spreading (often at 90° angle), 1.5–3 mm. long, as wide as the siliqua, usually horizontally oriented.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals yellowish green, narrowly oblong, ± 2.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals pale yellow, narrowly spathulate, 2–3.5 mm. long, ± equalling the sepals.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens distinctly tetradynamous, the longer ones 1.5–2 mm. long; anthers ± 0.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary narrowly cylindrical, with very short style and semiglobular stigma.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Siliqua straight, somewhat subulate and when fully ripe distinctly tapering upwards, 15–40 cm. long, ± 1 mm. broad; valves glabrous; style ± 1 mm. long, very narrow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds pale yellow or red-brown, oblong in outline, 1–1.2 mm. long, ± 0.5 mm. broad, nearly smooth.
Figures
Fig. 22, p. 63.
Habitat
Clearings in upland forest; 2000–2400 m.
Distribution
K3 T2 Mediterranean area

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual erect herb, 10–80 cm tall, sparsely hairy
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, 2–20 x 1–8 cm, rather thin, lyrate-pinnatifid with 2–3 pairs of side lobes, coarsely and acutely serrate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals c. 2.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 2–3.5 mm long, equalling sepals, pale yellow, narrowly spathulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Siliquae 15–40 x c. 1 mm, straight, when fully ripe distinctly tapering outwards; style c. 1 mm long, very narrow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1.5–3 mm long, spreading (often at 90° angle), stiff, about as thick as the siliqua
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1–1.2 x c. 0.5 mm, oblong to rectangular in outline, pale brown.
Distribution
N1–3; Macaronesia, N and E Africa, SW Asia.
Ecology
Altitude range 1100–2000 m.

Native to:

Algeria, Baleares, Canary Is., Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kuwait, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Western Sahara, Yemen

Introduced into:

Argentina Northeast, Azores, California, New Caledonia, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Portugal, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Sisymbrium erysimoides Desf. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Atlant. 2: 84 (1798)

Accepted by

  • (1982). Flora of Australia 8: 1-420. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Al-Eisawi, D. (2016). Taxonomic synopsis of Brassicaceae for the flora of Jordan Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 71: 219-226.
  • 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.
  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Daoud, H.S. in Al-Rawi, A. (1985). Flora of Kuwait 1: 1-224. Alden Press Ltd., U.K.
  • 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.
  • Dobignard, A., Jacquemoud, F. & Jordan, D. (1992). Matériaux pour la conaissance floristique du Sahara occidental et l'Anti-Atlas méridional. I. Pteridophyta à Rosaceae Candollea 47: 113-179.
  • 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.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2010). Flora of North America North of Mexico 7: 1-797. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  • Guinea, E. (1948). Catálogo razonado de las plantas del Sáhara Español Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid 8: 357-429.
  • Hedge, J. & Rechinger, K.H. (1968). Flora Iranica 57: 1-372. Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz.
  • Jafri, S.M.H. (1973). Flora of West Pakistan 55: 1-308.
  • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
  • Jonsell, B. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Cruciferae: 1-73.
  • Llewellyn, O.A., Hall, M., Miller, A.G., Al-Abbasi, T.M., Al-Wetaid, A.H., Al-Harbi, R.J. & Al-Shammari, K.F. (2011). Important plant areas in the Arabian peninsula: 4. Jabal Aja Edinburgh Journal of Botany 68: 199-224.
  • MacKee, H.S. (1994). Catalogue des plantes introduites et cultivées en Nouvelle-Calédonie, ed. 2: 1-164. Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris.
  • Mateos, M.A. & Valdés, B. (2009). Catálogo de la flora vascular del Rif occidental calizo (N de Marruecos). I Selaginellaceae - Rosaceae Lagascalia 29: 105-257.
  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Morat, P. (ed.) (1997). Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et Dépendances 21: 1-121. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Townsend, C.C. & Guest, E. (eds.) (1980). Flora of Iraq 4(2): 628-1199. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1993). Flora Europaea ed. 2, 1: 1-581. Cambridge University Press.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • (1982). Flora of Australia 8: 1-420. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Al-Eisawi, D. (2016). Taxonomic synopsis of Brassicaceae for the flora of Jordan Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 71: 219-226.
  • 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.
  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Daoud, H.S. in Al-Rawi, A. (1985). Flora of Kuwait 1: 1-224. Alden Press Ltd., U.K.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2010). Flora of North America North of Mexico 7: 1-797. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  • Guinea, E. (1948). Catálogo razonado de las plantas del Sáhara Español Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid 8: 357-429.
  • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
  • Jonsell, B. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Cruciferae: 1-73.
  • Llewellyn, O.A., Hall, M., Miller, A.G., Al-Abbasi, T.M., Al-Wetaid, A.H., Al-Harbi, R.J. & Al-Shammari, K.F. (2011). Important plant areas in the Arabian peninsula: 4. Jabal Aja Edinburgh Journal of Botany 68: 199-224.
  • Mateos, M.A. & Valdés, B. (2009). Catálogo de la flora vascular del Rif occidental calizo (N de Marruecos). I Selaginellaceae - Rosaceae Lagascalia 29: 105-257.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Morat, P. (ed.) (1997). Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et Dépendances 21: 1-121. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Quézel, P. (1958). Mission Botanique au Tibesti: 1-357. Université d'Alger.
  • Townsend, C.C. & Guest, E. (eds.) (1980). Flora of Iraq 4(2): 628-1199. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1993). Flora Europaea ed. 2, 1: 1-581. Cambridge University Press.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by B. Jonsell [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

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  • Desf., Fl. Atlant. 2: 84 (1798).
  • Engl., Hochgebirgsfl. Trop. Afr.: 223 (1892).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 1: 61 (1950).
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  • Jonsell in Bot. Notis. 129: 129 (1976).
  • O.E. Schulz in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 105, 86: 134, fig. 24 (1924).
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  • Th. Dur. & Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afr. 1(2): 95 (1898).

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