2947.000 Erucastrum (DC.) C. Presl

Description of the genus

Annual herb (in ours). Lower leaves lyrate-pinnatifid, becoming linear above. Flowers ± yellow in terminal racemes. Petals unguiculate. Stamens 6. Fruit a siliqua, 4-angled in cross-section with keeled valves and a conical beak. Seeds in 1 row, ovoid or ellipsoid.

Worldwide: 20 species in Macaronesia, Mediterranean region and C and S Europe; naturalised as weeds elsewhere

Zimbabwe: 0 cultivated taxa.

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Flora of Botswana: Erucastrum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Erucastrum

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Erucastrum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=619, retrieved 23 March 2023

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