Lepidium pseudopapillosum Thell.


Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 61: 462 (1916) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Perennial shrub to 15 cm high; stems erect, papillose. Basal leaves pinnately lobed, the lobes linear; stem leaves linear-lanceolate, to 4 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, entire, slightly papillose. Inflorescence an elongating raceme. Sepals less than 1 mm long; petals absent; stamens 4; stigma sessile. Fruit obcordate, 4–5 mm long, c. 4 mm wide, reticulate, without hairs, wings broad, apically rounded, leaving open notch; pedicels 4–7 mm long, flattened, papillose. Flowers spring.

Gold, MuM, VRiv, Wim. Also Flinders Ranges in SA. Very rare plant reported recently from north of Bendigo and near Dimboola. Grows in dry woodland and open-forest.

Previously confused with Lepidium papillosum but stems have small, acute papillae rather than inflated white hairs and the fruits are heart-shaped and glabrous or papillose (but not with needle-like hairs).

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-11-19
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Brassicales
family Brassicaceae
genus Lepidium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Lepidium pseudopapillosum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lepidium pseudopapillosum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Goldfields present native

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South Australia
Australian Capital Territory