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Lateral nectar glands often in pairs and small, sometimes one and ± horse-shoe shaped; middle ones absent. Hairs forked, branched or stellate, appressed or sub-appressed. Stamen filaments toothed, appendaged or entire and linear. Ovary usually short, sessile or on a short gynophore; stigma usually shortly bilobed. Fruit broadly septate, silicula (or sometimes siliqua), generally dehiscent, 2-1-locular. Radicle accumbent.

Represented by 6 genera and 19 species in our area.

1 Fruits unilocular, indehiscent, 1-seeded   Clypeola
+ Fruits bilocular, dehiscent, 2-many seeded   (2)
2 (1) Flowers axillary and solitary   Buchingera
+ Flowers in ebracteate racemes.   (3)
3 (2) Hairs bipartite, appressed   (4)
+ Hairs stellate or branched, subappressed or appressed   (5)
4 (3) Ovary 10-40-ovuled, fruit usually many seeded, often elongated (siliqua), seeds broadly winged   Farsetia
+ Ovary 2-10-ovuled, fruits short (silicula), 2-seeded (in our species), seeds narrowly winged, (cultivated)   Lobularia
5 (3) Siliculae ovoid or subglobose with inflated or tumid valves without flattened margins, seeds not winged, flowers white or pinkish   Ptilotrichum
+ Siliculae usually sub-orbicular, with usually biconvex tumid valves with + narrow, flattened margins (rarely valves plane-compressed), flowers yellow or yellowish (sometimes whitish or purplish)   Alyssum

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