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Camelina Crantz, Stirp. Austr. 1 : 17. 1762. Boiss., l.c. 311 ; Schulz in Engl. & Prantl, l.c. 647; Vas. in Kom., l.c 596; Hedge in Davis. l.c. 490; in Rech. f., l.c. 336.

Camelina rumelica

Credit: Shaukat & Azmat

Annual or biennial herbs, erect, branched mostly from the base, glabrous or hairy with simple or branched, stellate hairs. Basal leaves oblong-lanceolate, sessile; cauline leaves sagittate-amplexicaul. Racemes ebracteate, somewhat lax in fruit. Flowers small, white, cream or yellow; pedicels filiform, rigid, subspreading or ascending in fruit. Sepals not saccate at base. Petals oblong, cuneate below, C. appendaged; anthers short, blunt. Lateral nectar glands in pairs, semiannular; middle absent. Ovary elliptic, short, 8-24-ovuled; style distinct with capitate stigma. Siliculae elliptic, obovate or pyriform, broadly septate, bilocular, dehiscent; valves convex, rigid, with a distinct mid-rib, often slightly margined (winged) ; septum membranous, not veined; seeds ovoid, biseriate, mucilaginous when wet; radicle incumbent rarely accumbent.

About 10 species in C. Europe, Mediterranean region and C. Asia; only 2 recorded from our area.

1 Infructescence lax; pedicels 7-10 mm long; flowers pale yellow (or yellowish-white). Siliqulae apex subacuminate   Camelina rumelica
+ Infructescence somewhat dense; pedicels 10-20 mm long; flowers yellow. Siliculae apex ± rounded   Camelina sativa

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