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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Sudan to S. Africa, Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herb with erect, branched, glabrous or pubescent stems up to 50 cm. tall.
Morphology Leaves
Basal leaves ± pinnatifid; cauline leaves subentire to pinnatipartite or pinnatisect, glabrous or pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers greenish-white, pedicellate, pedicels up to 3 mm. long, in elongated terminal and lateral racemes up to 25 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals c. 0.6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals minute or absent, 0.4–0.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2, filaments 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Silicule 2.8–3 x 1.5–1.6 mm., flattened-ellipsoid, slightly winged near the apex, clearly emarginate at the apex, style included in the emargination.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1.4 x 0.6 mm., ellipsoid, brown.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Ascension, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, St.Helena, Switzerland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Lepidium africanum (Burm.f.) DC. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1979 [illegible] [1026], Tasmania Lepidium tasmanicum K000642764 Unknown type material
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4776] Nasturtium divaricatum K001039872
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4776] Nasturtium divaricatum K001039873
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 4776], Myanmar Nasturtium divaricatum K001039875
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 4776] Nasturtium divaricatum K001039874

First published in Syst. Nat. 2: 552 (1821)

Accepted by

  • (1982). Flora of Australia 8: 1-420. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Bosser, J., Cadet, T., Julien, H.R. & Marais, W. (eds.) (1980). Flore des Mascareignes 31-50: 1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Danihelka, J. Chrtek, J. & Kaplan, Z. (2012). Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 84: 647-811.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Jalas, J., Suominen, J. & Lampinen, R. (eds.) (1996). Atlas Florae Europaeae. Distribution of vascular plants in Europe 11: 1-310.
  • Jonsell, B. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Cruciferae: 1-73.
  • Lambdon, P. (2012). Flowering plants & ferns of St Helena: 1-624. Pisces publications for St Helena nature conservation group.
  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.
  • Orchard, A.E. (ed.) (1994). Oceanic Islands 1 Flora of Australia 49: 1-681. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • (1982). Flora of Australia 8: 1-420. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Bosser, J., Cadet, T., Julien, H.R. & Marais, W. (eds.) (1980). Flore des Mascareignes 31-50: 1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (2014-continuously updated). Atlas of Living Australia http://www.ala.org.au/.
  • Danihelka, J. Chrtek, J. & Kaplan, Z. (2012). Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 84: 647-811.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Jonsell, B. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Cruciferae: 1-73.
  • Lambdon, P. (2012). Flowering plants & ferns of St Helena: 1-624. Pisces publications for St Helena nature conservation group.
  • MacKee, H.S. (1994). Catalogue des plantes introduites et cultivées en Nouvelle-Calédonie, ed. 2: 1-164. Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris.
  • Orchard, A.E. (ed.) (1994). Oceanic Islands 1 Flora of Australia 49: 1-681. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Packer, J.E. (1974). Ascension Handbook. A concise guide to Ascension Island South Atlantic ed. 2 Packer, Georgetown.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1993). Flora Europaea ed. 2, 1: 1-581. Cambridge University Press.

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