2965.000 Rorippa Scop.

Description of the genus

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs, often ± aquatic. Leaves simple, entire to pinnate. Racemes bracteate or not. Petals white or yellow. Fruit a silicula or siliqua with seeds in 2 rows under each valve (in ours).

Comment: The treatment of the species in this genus is not clear to me and this has particular implications for Zambia.

I have followed the African Plants Database and sunk R. humifusa under R. madagascariensis. I have also taken R. madagascariensis and R. micrantha to be synonymous. However, the Zambian checklist (Phiri, 2005) treats all 3 species as valid entities. MAH.

Worldwide: 80 species, ± cosmopolitan

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
cryptantha (A. Rich.) Robyns & BoutiqueW
madagascariensis DC.) HaraSDescription, Image
micrantha (Roth) JonsellE,SE,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rorippa:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Rorippa
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Rorippa
Flora of Malawi: Rorippa
Flora of Mozambique: Rorippa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rorippa
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Rorippa

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rorippa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rorippa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rorippa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Rorippa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Rorippa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rorippa
JSTOR Plant Science: Rorippa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rorippa
Plants of the World Online: Rorippa
Tropicos: Rorippa
Wikipedia: Rorippa

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Rorippa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=623, retrieved 21 February 2024

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