Camelina alyssum (Mill.) Thell.
  • Verz. Sam. Fruchte Bot. Gart. Zurich

This taxon is accepted by Brassicaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Description

Annuals or biennials. Stems unbranched or branched distally, 2-7(-10) dm, glabrous or pubescent basally, trichomes branched, minute. Basal leaves often withered by anthesis. Cauline leaves: blade lanceolate, narrowly oblong, or linear-lanceolate, pinnatifid or sinuate-dentate, (1.5-)2.5-7(-10) cm × 2-10(-20) mm, base sagittate or strongly auriculate, margins usually coarsely dentate to lobed, rarely entire, apex acute, surfaces glabrescent or sparsely pubescent, trichomes primarily forked. Fruiting pedicels ascending to divaricate, 15-30(-40) mm. Flowers: sepals 2-4.2 × 0.7-1.5 mm; petals pale yellow, (3.5-)4-6.5 × 1.5-2 mm; filaments 2-3.5 mm; anthers ca. 0.5 mm. Fruits depressed globose, 7-11 × (5.5-)6.5-8(-9) mm (almost as long as wide, or longer), apex subtruncate or, rarely, rounded; valves each with prominent midvein, margin obscurely or narrowly winged; style 1.2-2.5 mm. Seeds reddish or yellowish brown, (1.8-)2-3 × 0.7-1 mm. 2n = 40.

"A European sp. with lobed or deeply toothed lvs, lax racemes, and depressed- globose frs 6–10 mm, is casually intr. in s. Can. (C. dentata)"


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