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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. to Tropical Mountains.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, trifoliolate or pinnate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white or purple in terminal, subumbellate racemes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Inner sepals not or scarcely saccate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4, occasionally absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6 (4).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Silique laterally compressed, often opening explosively, the valves coiling spirally from the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Cotyledons accumbent. Seeds 1-seriate, smooth or finely tuberculate.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annuals or perennials, glabrous or with simple hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple to pinnate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white, cream, pink or purple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens usually 4–6
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a siliqua; valves coiling spirally from the base at dehiscence, without prominent nerves.
Distribution
Some 270 species in temperate and tropical montane areas all over the world.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual, biennial or perennial small to large herbs, with a taproot and often with creeping or tuberous rhizomes
Morphology General Indumentum
Hairs often present, unicellular, simple
Morphology Stem
Stems erect, ascending, sometimes basally rooting
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes mostly terminal, ebracteate, densely to laxly corymbose, with a few-numerous small to medium-sized flowers, in fruit at least basally elongate and lax
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals not saccate, not spreading, margins hyaline
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white, cream, violet or purple, spathulate to clawed, sometimes lacking
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6–4, rarely fewer; filaments linear to subulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectaries horseshoe-shaped or a closed ring-shaped tissue around the lateral stamens and usually as a conical gland outside each median pair of stamens
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary cylindrical, usually with a short narrower style; stigma flat; ovules 4–40
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a siliqua, dehiscent, linear, straight, tapered towards the narrow style, disrupting explosively by the valves coiling from the base upwards; replum swollen; valves without prominent nerves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds uniseriate, flattened, usually broadly elliptic to oblong, minutely rugose to colliculate, not mucilaginous.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Altay, Amur, Angola, Antipodean Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Azores, Bahamas, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Buryatiya, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Central European Rus, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Comoros, Congo, Connecticut, Corse, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Finland, Florida, France, Free State, Føroyar, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Kerguelen, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Labrador, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Louisiana, Macquarie Is., Madagascar, Madeira, Magadan, Maine, Malaya, Maluku, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Myanmar, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Qinghai, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Rwanda, Réunion, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Somalia, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Svalbard, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tristan da Cunha, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Amsterdam-St.Paul Is, Brazil Northeast, Brazil West-Central, Christmas I., Cook Is., Cuba, Galápagos, Hawaii, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Nansei-shoto, Norfolk Is., Northern Territory, Puerto Rico, Solomon Is., South Georgia, St.Helena, Trinidad-Tobago, Western Australia, Windward Is.

Cardamine L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 2000 Cable, S. [3076], Cameroon K000337518
Melville, R. [5568], New Zealand 36941.000
Melville, R. [5667], New Zealand 36949.000
Melville, R. [5569], New Zealand 36950.000

First published in Sp. Pl.: 656 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Heenman, P.B. (2017). A taxonomic revision of Cardamine L. (Brassicaceae) in New Zealand Phytotaxa 330: 1-154.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • WCVP (2021). World Checklist of Vascular Plants, version 2.0. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://wcvp.science.kew.org/ Retrieved 28 April 2021

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • O. E. Schulz in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 32: 280–623 (1902).
  • —F.T.A. 1: 60

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 295 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl, 2: 654 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 295 (1754)
  • O.E. Schulz in E.J. 32: 280–623 (1903)
  • Sp. Pl.: 654 (1753)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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