Raphanus

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual to perennial herbs, with simple bristles. Leaves lobed; basal leaves pinnately lobed or pinnate, with large terminal lobe, stem leaves smaller. Inflorescence a branched raceme. Sepals erect; petals with long claw, yellow, white or purple; stamens 6; ovary sessile. Fruit sessile, elongate (at least 3 times as long as broad, excluding beak), indehiscent, sessile, cylindric or constricted between seeds and articulating at constriction; stigma bilobed; valves ribbed; seeds numerous, globular, 1 row per locule, beak seedless, slender, conical.

8 species, from western and central Europe, Mediterranean to central Asia; 3 species established in Australia.

All species have large, indehiscent fruits.

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 Raphanus
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