Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual herbs, with medifixed or stellate appressed hairs. Leaves simple to pinnately lobed. Inflorescence a raceme, often more or less corymbose. Sepals erect, inner pair usually saccate; petals long-clawed, yellow (in Australia); stamens 6. Fruit pedicellate (sometimes shortly so), linear, quadrangular, elongate (more than 3 times as long as broad), dehiscent; style capitate, slightly bilobed; valves with conspicuous midvein; seeds in 1 row per locule.

100 species, mostly in Europe and the Mediterranean region; 1 species naturalised in Australia and Victoria.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Brassicaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Brassicales
family Brassicaceae
Higher taxa
genus Erysimum
Subordinate taxa