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This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Canada to W. Central U.S.A., Peru, Temp. & Subtropical Old World.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual to perennial herbs, glabrous or with simple hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves variously divided
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes ebracteate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals spreading, not saccate, often hooded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small with yellow petals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a siliqua, linear with usually 3-nerved valves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds mostly uniseriate, nearly smooth, not mucilaginous.
Distribution
About 50 species in temperate areas of both hemispheres and some tropical–subtropical mountain regions.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual, biennial or perennial medium-sized to tall herbs, with a taproot and usually erect ± branched stems, glabrous or with usually simple hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes terminal, ebracteate, ± corymbose, with rather small flowers, in fruit cylindrical and elongate, usually rather lax
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals somewhat spreading, not saccate, often hooded, Petals nearly always yellow, obovate to spathulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6, with linear filaments; anthers oblong
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectaries ± surrounding the lateral stamens and usually as strands outside each pair of median ones
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary cylindrical, with a short style and usually bifid stigma; ovules few to numerous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a siliqua, dehiscent (though sometimes tardily), linear to narrowly conical, and often very long; valves usually 3-nerved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds uniseriate or rarely biseriate, ± oblong, without prominent testa sculpture, not mucilaginous.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual, biennial or perennial herbs with simple hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves entire or pinnatifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually yellow in lax racemes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals not or only slightly saccate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4, unguiculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Silique long and slender with convex valves each with a prominent midrib and usually 2 less prominent lateral nerves, not or scarcely beaked.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Cotyledons incumbent. Seeds 1-seriate, ovoid.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Arizona, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Central European Rus, Chad, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colorado, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Free State, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Hungary, Idaho, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Libya, Madeira, Magadan, Manchuria, Mauritania, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Mexico, Niger, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Norway, Oman, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Qinghai, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Selvagens, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Western Sahara, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Amur, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arkansas, Assam, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, California, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Colombia, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Ecuador, Falkland Is., Florida, Georgia, Greenland, Haiti, Iceland, Illinois, India, Indiana, Iowa, Jamaica, Kansas, Kentucky, Khabarovsk, Kuril Is., Leeward Is., Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Caledonia, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, Newfoundland, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Territory, Northwest Territorie, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward I., Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Sakhalin, Saskatchewan, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, Taiwan, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vermont, Victoria, Virginia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Wisconsin, Yukon, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Sisymbrium L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 657 (1753)

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 296 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 2: 657 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • O.E. Schulz in E.P. IV. 105, 86: 46 (1924)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 296 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 657 (1753)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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