Arabidopsis

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs, glabrous or with simple and few-branched hairs. Leaves petiolate or sessile; margins entire, toothed, or pinnately lobed. Inflorescence a raceme. Sepals erect or ascending, equal or slightly dimorphic; petals clawed, usually white; stamens 6. Fruit linear or cylindric, more than 3 times as long as wide, dehiscent; style minute, capitate; valves convex, usually with 1 prominent midvein; seeds usually in 1 row, sometimes mucous.

10 species from Europe, Asia and North America; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-08-18
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-10-01
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Brassicales
family Brassicaceae
Higher taxa
genus Arabidopsis
Subordinate taxa