Neue Denkschr. Schweiz. Naturf. Ges. 41 (1): 307 (1906) APNI
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.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|