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Aethionema carneum (Banks & Soland.) B.Fedtsch. in F1.Zap.Tian-Shan, no. 176. 1905. Busch in Kom., l.c. 563; Hedge in Davis, l.c. 316; in Rech. f., l.c. 103.

Aethionema carneum

Credit: Azmat

  • Aethionema cristatum
  • Thlaspi carneum Banks & Soland.

    Annual, up to 15 cm tall, sparsely branched above with spreading branches, glabrous. Lower leaves obovate-oblong, small, 5-18 mm long, 2-9 mm broad, entire, shortly stalked or subsessile, apex rounded; upper leaves sessile, auricled at base, oblong or ovate, amplexicaul, usually acute, small. Racemes 20-40-flowered, up to 7 cm long in fruit. Flowers small, c. 2 mm across, white or pinkish; pedicels 3-3.5 mm long in fruit, filiform, erect or somewhat subappressed. Sepals c. 1.5 mm long. Petals c. 2.5 mm long. Stamens c. 1.5: 2 mm long; filaments of the longer 4 stamens loosely connate, not toothed. Siliculae heterocarpic. Larger fruits suborbicular, 6-8 mm in diam. with c. 2 mm wide, dentate wings, and 2-3 mm deep notch at the apex; style c. 1 mm long: seeds 4-6, c. 1.5 nun long, 1 mm broad, ellipsoid, papillose. Smaller fruits star-shaped, unilocular, 1-seeded.

    Fl. Per.: May-Sept.

    Type: Syria, Aleppo, Russell (BM).

    Distribution: C. and S.W.Asia, to Afghanistan and Pakistan.


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