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Alliaria Scop., Fl. Carn. 515. 1760. DC., Prodr. 1:196.1824; Boiss., l.c. 212; Schulz in Engl.& Prantl, l.c. 584; Busch in Kom., l.c. 31; Hedge in Davis, l.c. 479; in Rech. f., l.c. 209.

Alliaria petiolata

Credit: Azmat

  • Pallavicinia Cocc. ex Car.
  • Sisymbrium* sect. Alliaria (Scop.) Koch

    Annual or biennial herbs with a slender tap root, often having an odour of garlic, erect, branched, sparsely hairy below with simple hairs. Basal leaves ovate-cordate, dentate, long petioled; cauline leaves ovate-triangular, shortly stalked. Racemes many flowered, lax, enlongated in fruit. Flowers mediocre or small, white; pedicels spreading, thickened in fruit. Sepals not saccate at base. Petals about twice as long as the sepals, oblong-obovate, narrowed below. Stamens 6; filaments not appendaged; anthers short, obtuse. Lateral nectar glands annular, sub-angular; middle glands broadly conical, hardly joining the laterals. Ovary cylindrical-terete, 4-18-ovuled; style short with depressed-capitate stigma. Siliquae broadly linear, terete, bilocular, dehiscent; valves ± 3-veined; septum membranous, white, not veined; seeds 1-seriate, large, oblong, longitudinally striated, not mucilaginous when wet.

    2 species, one endemic to Caucasian region and the other widespread in Europe, Asia and N. Africa.

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