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).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 31.

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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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 19 September 2019

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