2950.000 Raphanus L. - Radishes

Description of the genus

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs. Leaves lyrate-pinnatifid, ± glaucous. Flowers white, yellow, lilac or purplish, in terminal, ebracteate racemes. Sepals erect. Petals 4, unguiculate. Stamens 6. Fruit cylindric or beaded, indehiscent or breaking up transversely into 1-seeded joints; apex with a seedless beak. Seeds pitted.

Worldwide: 3 species in W and C Europe, Mediterranean and C Asia

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
raphanistrum L.C,E
sativus L.C,E

Other sources of information about Raphanus:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Raphanus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Raphanus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Raphanus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Raphanus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Raphanus
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iNaturalist: Raphanus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Raphanus
JSTOR Plant Science: Raphanus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Raphanus
Plants of the World Online: Raphanus
Tropicos: Raphanus
Wikipedia: Raphanus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Raphanus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=621, retrieved 21 May 2024

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