Diplotaxis muralis (L.) DC

Wall Rocket

Syst. Nat. 2: 634 (1821) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Annual or biennial, with sparse, stiff hairs towards base. Stems erect or ascending, 10–60 cm high. Basal leaves petiolate, variable, toothed or with triangular lobes; stem leaves uncommon. Sepals 3–5 mm long, half spreading; petals 4–9 mm long, lemon-yellow, abruptly clawed; ovary sessile. Fruit spreading, 2–4 cm long (including beak), 1–3 mm wide, not on stalk extending beyond end of pedicel; valves slightly constricted between seeds; beak c. 2 mm long, narrowly conical; pedicel 4–60 mm long; seeds c. 1 mm long, yellow-brown. Flowers Feb.–Apr., Aug.–Oct.

*Brid, *DunT, *GipP, *Glep, *LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *OtP, *OtR, *RobP, *VVP, *WaP, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, Tas., the Americas, Southern Africa, New Zealand. Native to southern and central Europe. Weed of disturbed sites.

See note under D. viminea and D. tenuifolia.

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: Andre Messina, 2015-08-25
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Brassicales
family Brassicaceae
genus Diplotaxis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Diplotaxis muralis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Diplotaxis muralis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Bridgewater present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Robinvale Plains present naturalised
Murray Fans present introduced
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Otway Ranges present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales