1. Family: Brassicaceae Burnett
    1. Genus: Thlaspi L.
      1. Thlaspi alliaceum L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central & S. Europe.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual herb smelling of garlic, with thin taproot, 5–70 cm. high, unbranched to extensively branched in lower parts and appearing tufted.
    Stem
    Stem erect or ascending, glabrous or basally sparsely hairy.
    Leaves
    Lower cauline leaves indistinctly petioled, spathulate, obtuse, sinuately dentate, up to 50 mm. long and 12 mm. broad; median and upper cauline leaves clasping, ± sagittate at base, obovate, oblanceolate or elliptic, obtuse, distantly dentate to subentire.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes dense, ± corymbose, in fruit rather lax, up to 25 cm. long, with 3–10 mm. long spreading to ascending pedicels.
    Calyx
    Sepals ± purplish green with membranous margins, oblong, 1–1.7 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals white, broadly spathulate, 2–3 mm. long, 0.8–1 mm. broad.
    Stamens
    Stamens shorter than the petals with yellow anthers.
    Fruits
    Silicula ± obovate in outline, convex beneath, 5–11 mm. long, 2.5–6 mm. broad; valves with narrow ± wavy wing along whole midnerve; style 0.3–0.5 mm. long, largely included within apical notch.
    Seeds
    Seeds blackish brown, ovoid, 1.8–2 mm. long, 1–1.3 mm. broad, with a distinct fine reticulum.
    Figures
    Fig. 8.
    Habitat
    Upland moor, stream banks, etc. in upper montane forest to alpine belts; 3050–3600 m.
    Distribution
    K2/K3 K3 K4 T2

    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Corse, Czechoslovakia

    Native to:

    Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Sicilia, Spain, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Delaware, Georgia, Great Britain, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Poland, Switzerland, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

    Thlaspi alliaceum L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bally, J. [3275], Kenya K000332948
    Mabberley, D.J. [258], Kenya K000332947
    Verdcourt, B. [3534], Kenya K000332946
    Hedberg, O. [4299], Kenya K000332945

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 641 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Bailey, C. & al. (2015). Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee: 1-813. University of Tennessee press.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2010). Flora of North America North of Mexico 7: 1-797. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
    • Jones, R.L. (2005). Plant life of Kentucky. An illustrated guide to the vascular flora: 1-833. The universitry press of Kentucky.
    • 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.
    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1993). Flora Europaea ed. 2, 1: 1-581. Cambridge University Press.
    • Jonsell, B. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Cruciferae: 1-73.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Bailey, C. & al. (2015). Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee: 1-813. University of Tennessee press.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2010). Flora of North America North of Mexico 7: 1-797. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
    • Jones, R.L. (2005). Plant life of Kentucky. An illustrated guide to the vascular flora: 1-833. The universitry press of Kentucky.
    • Jalas, J., Suominen, J. & Lampinen, R. (eds.) (1996). Atlas Florae Europaeae. Distribution of vascular plants in Europe 11: 1-310.
    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1993). Flora Europaea ed. 2, 1: 1-581. Cambridge University Press.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Jonsell in Bot. Notis. 129: 129 (1976).
    • Agnew & Stewart in A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 96 (1974).
    • Franchetti in Adumbr. Fl. Aethiop. 7: 185, map 4 (1958).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 91, fig. 2 (1957).
    • L., Sp. Pl.: 646 (1753).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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/
    © 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 2019. 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