Lepidium bonariense L.

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Lepidium bonariense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Lepidium bonariense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Lepidium bonariense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Guvulala Pan, Hwange National Park

Lepidium bonariense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Guvulala Pan, Hwange National Park

Lepidium bonariense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Guvulala Pan, Hwange National Park

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Synonyms:
Common names: Argentine pepperwort (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Introduced
Description:
Annual or sometimes perennial herb, up to c. 50 cm, usually single-stemmed but branching. Leaves variously pinnatifid or bipinnatifid, pubescent. Flowers in erect racemes, minute, white. The racemes elongating up to 17 cm when fruiting. Fruits (siluculae) at least 2 mm wide, clearly emarginate at the apex.
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Habitat: An introduced weed of disturbed places.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to South America
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Annual, perennial.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 10 June 2012
Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 41.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Lepidium bonariense.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124080, retrieved 28 July 2016

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