Sinapis arvensis L.

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Sinapis arvensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sluisbemden, Diepenbeek, Belgium

Sinapis arvensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sluisbemden, Diepenbeek, Belgium

Sinapis arvensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sluisbemden, Diepenbeek, Belgium

Sinapis arvensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sluisbemden, Diepenbeek, Belgium

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Synonyms:
Common names: Charlock (English) Wild mustard (English)
Frequency: Rare as a naturalised escape.
Status: Introduced
Description:
Annual herb up to 80 cm tall, with sparsely strigose stems. Lower leaves up to 20 cm, lyrate, roughly hairy; upper leaves sessile, lanceolate; margin coarsely toothed. Flowers in terminal racemes or panicles, yellow. Fruit 2-4 cm long with a long conical beak. Seeds reddish-brown.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: arvensis: of cultivated fields
Habitat: A weed of cultivation
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native of Europe and the Mediterranean.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 1 July 2012
Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1960). Brassicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 187 - 188. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 31.


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African Plant Database: Sinapis arvensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Sinapis arvensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sinapis arvensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sinapis arvensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sinapis arvensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sinapis arvensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sinapis arvensis
Ispot Southern Africa : Sinapis arvensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Sinapis arvensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sinapis arvensis
Tropicos: Sinapis arvensis
West African Plants database: Sinapis arvensis


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: Sinapis arvensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124150, retrieved 28 June 2016

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