Description of the genus
Annual to perennial herbs. Leaves pinnate (in ours), with basal leaves in a rosette. Inner sepals slightly saccate. Flowers white (in ours) in an ebracteate raceme. Stamens 4-6. Fruit a flattened siliqua, dehiscing
explosively, the inconspicuously veined valves coiling spirally from the base. Seeds in 1 series.
Worldwide: 200 species in temperate zones with some on tropical mountains
Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.
Other sources of information about Cardamine:
Our websites:Flora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): CardamineFlora Zambesiaca
web site: CardamineGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for CardamineIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): CardamineKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cardamine.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=624, retrieved 24 July 2014