Lepidium pseudotasmanicum Thell.

Neue Denkschr. Schweiz. Naturf. Ges. 41 (1): 307 (1906) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Annual or bennial herb 20–30(–60) cm high; stems erect, with or without papillae. Basal leaves pinnately lobed, lobes narrowly linear; stem leaves linear, to 9 cm long and 5 mm wide, pinnately lobed to entire, margins and midrib with stout, conical to claw-like hairs (at least towards base of leaf). Inflorescence an elongating raceme. Sepals 0.5–1 mm long; petals reduced or absent; stamens 2; stigma subsessile. Fruit elliptic, 2.5–3.0 mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide, without hairs, wings narrow, forming shallow apical notch; pedicels 2.5–5 mm long, minutely hairy on upper surface, somewhat flattened.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, MuF, MuM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Common and widespread from volcanic plain in west through to alpine areas in east, usually in rocky situations. Flowering mostly spring-summer.

See notes under Lepidium africanum.

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, 2019-11-18
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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 pseudotasmanicum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lepidium pseudotasmanicum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory