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y. Brassicaceae Burnett tribe Malcolmieae Al-Shehbaz & Warwick, Harvard Pap. Bot. 12: 432. 2007.

Annuals or subshrubs [perennials, shrubs, or trees]; eglandular. Trichomes sessile, exclusively malpighiaceous [stellate]. Cauline leaves sessile [shortly petiolate]; blade base not auriculate, margins usually entire. Racemes usually ebracteate, often elongated in fruit. Flowers actinomorphic; sepals ascending to spreading [erect], lateral pair not saccate [strongly saccate] basally; petals white, cream, purple, or violet [pink, yellow, orange, brown], claw present, often distinct; filaments unappendaged, not winged; pollen 3-colpate. Fruits silicles [siliques], dehiscent, unsegmented, latiseptate [terete, 4-angled]; ovules 2-10[-numerous] per ovary; style distinct; stigma entire [strongly 2-lobed]. Seeds usually uniseriate; cotyledons accumbent.

Genera 10, species 68 (1 in the flora): introduced; Europe, Asia, Africa.

Lower Taxon


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