2944.000 Eruca Mill.

Description of the genus

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs. Leaves pinnate or pinnatifid. Inflorescence of terminal ebracteate racemes. Petals yellow or cream with purple veins. Stigma strongly 2-lobed. Fruit a siliqua with 1-veined valves and with a broad flat seedless beak.

Worldwide: 3 species in the Mediterranean and N Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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vesicaria (L.) Cav. subsp. sativa (Mill.) Thell.C,E

Other sources of information about Eruca:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Eruca

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

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: Genus page: Eruca.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=617, retrieved 2 October 2022

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