3042.000 Matthiola W.T. Aiton - Stocks

Description of the genus

Annual herbs to subshrubs, branched, with often dense greyish or whitish tomentum of branched and sometimes also glandular hairs. Leaves undivided to pinnatifid. Racemes ebracteate, with rather few showy flowers, elongate in fruit. Sepals erect, the inner saccate. Petals purplish, violet or sordid white, distinctly clawed. Ovary linear. Fruit a siliqua, linear, terete or dorso-ventrally compressed, without transverse septa. Seeds uniseriate, suborbicular, compressed, often winged.

Worldwide: 55 species: Macaronesia, Europe and the Mediterranean area

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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longipetala (Vent.) DC.

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Matthiola
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Matthiola
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Matthiola
Wikipedia: Matthiola
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Matthiola
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Matthiola

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Matthiola.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2098, retrieved 26 September 2022

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