Lepidium bonariense L.

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Lepidium bonariense

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Lepidium bonariense

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Lepidium bonariense

Picture: Bart Wursten
Guvulala Pan, Hwange National Park

Lepidium bonariense

Picture: Bart Wursten
Guvulala Pan, Hwange National Park

Lepidium bonariense

Picture: Bart Wursten
Guvulala Pan, Hwange National Park

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Status: Introduced
Description:
Annual or sometimes perennial herb, up to c. 50 cm, usually single-stemmed but branching. Leaves variously pinnatifid or bipinnatifid, pubescent. Flowers in erect racemes, minute, white. The racemes elongating up to 17 cm when fruiting. Fruits (siluculae) at least 2 mm wide, clearly emarginate at the apex.
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Habitat: An introduced weed of disturbed places.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to South America
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Growth form(s): Annual, perennial.
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Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1960). Brassicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 190 - 191. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 41.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lepidium bonariense
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lepidium bonariense
The Plant List (version 1.1): Lepidium bonariense
Tropicos: Lepidium bonariense


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Lepidium bonariense.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124080, retrieved 26 May 2019

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