2883.000 Lepidium L.

Description of the genus

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs. Leaves entire to pinnate. Flowers small, whitish in terminal or axillary, ebracteate racemes. Sepals not saccate. Petals 4, vestigial or 0. Stamens 2, 4 or 6. Ovary 2-ovulate. Fruit a subcircular, ovate or elliptic silicula with keeled and winged valves.

Worldwide: c.140 species, cosmopolitan and temperate

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
africanum (Burm. f.) DC. subsp. africanum C
bonariense L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Lepidium:

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Flora of Botswana: Lepidium
Flora of Mozambique: Lepidium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidium

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lepidium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lepidium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lepidium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lepidium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lepidium

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Lepidium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=613, retrieved 10 July 2020

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