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Diplotaxis griffithii (Hook. f. & Thoms.) Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:388. 1867. Schulz in Engl. & Prantl, l.c. 344; Hedge in Rech. f., l.c. 40.

Diplotaxis griffithii

Credit: Shaukat & Azmat

  • Brassica griffithii Hook. f. & Thoms.
  • Diplotaxis acris var. griffithii (Hook. f. & Thoms.) Coss.

    Annual, 15-60 (-90) cm tall, branched below, ± hispid rarely glabrous. Lower leaves loosely rosulate, petiolate, ovate-oblong or lyrate-pinnatifid, 2.5-12(-20) cm long. 1-5 cm broad; lobes, short, obtuse, obscurely 2-3 toothed; upper leaves few, sessile or subsessile, oblong-elliptic or linear, 1-3 cm long, 0.3-1 cm broad, entire or obscurely toothed. Racemes 10-60-flowered, corymbose, becoming lax and up to 45 cm long in fruit. Flowers large, 10-15 mm across, cream-violet or pinkish; pedicel 7-20 mm long, increasing up to 25 mm in fruit, filiform, spreading. Sepals 6-8 mm long, 1.2-2 mm broad, oblong ± hairy. Petals 10-15 mm long, 4.5-6 mm broad, obovate clawed. (claw about as long as limb), apex subemarginate. Stamens 6-7:8-9 mm long; anthers 2-2.5 mm long. Siliquae oblong-linear, (20-) 30-40 (-60) mm long, 1.5-2 (-2.5) mm broad, compressed; gynophore usually 1 mm long; valves with a distinct mid-vein, thin; beak c. 1 mm long with a large bilobed stigma; septum hyaline, not veined; seeds indefinite, biseriate, c. 1 mm long, ovoid, pale brown.

    Fl. Per.: April-June.

    Syntypes: W. Pakistan: between Shikarpur and Dadar, Oostad, Griffith 101 (K); Baluchistan, without locality, Stocks 707 and 708 (K).

    Distribution: Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    Differs from Diplotaxis acris Boiss. by its larger seed, c. 1 mm long (not c. 0.5 mm), and larger usually more hispid leaves.


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