Lepidium monoplocoides F.Muell.

Winged Peppercress

Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 35 (1855)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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

Annual herb to 20 cm high; stems erect, without hairs, sometimes scabrous with small tubercles. Leaves narrowly linear, to 5(–10) cm long, 1–2 mm wide, pinnately lobed to entire, usually with a few dome-shaped tubercles. Inflorescence an elongating raceme. Sepals 1 mm long or less; petals rudimentary to absent; stamens 4, filaments dilated base; stigma sessile. Fruit broadly ovate to circular, 4.5–5.5 mm long, 4–4.5 mm wide, without hairs, wings broad, apically acute and pincer-like, sometimes overlapping over the narrow notch; pedicels 2–3 mm long, flattened. Flowers mostly spring–summer.

LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Uncommon in north-western quarter of State, mostly on heavy soils near lakes and watercourses.

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 monoplocoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lepidium monoplocoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales