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: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
arabicum Fisch. & C.A. Mey. var. arabicum W

Other sources of information about Erucastrum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Erucastrum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Erucastrum

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Erucastrum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=619, retrieved 24 May 2019

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