2986.000 Capsella Medik.

Description of the genus

Annual or biennial herbs. Basal leaves entire or pinnatifid; cauline amplexicaul. Inflorescence an elongated raceme. Flowers (in ours) white. Sepals not saccate. Petals 4. Stamens 6. Silicula flattened, triangular-obcordate with keeled net-veined valves. Seeds several in each loculus.

Worldwide: 5 species, one, C. bursa-pastoris, a cosmopolitan weed, the others restricted to Europe, Mediterranean and western Asia

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Capsella:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Capsella
Flora of Zimbabwe: Capsella

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Capsella.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=625, retrieved 2 December 2023

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