Lepidium fasciculatum Thell.

Bundled Pepper-cress

Neue Denkschr. Schweiz. Naturf. Ges. 41 (1): 306 (1906) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Annual herb to 60 cm high; stems erect, with needle-like hairs when young, glabrous or with few scattered hairs when old. Basal leaves pinnately or bipinnately lobed, hairy; stem leaves becoming smaller, finally linear-lanceolate, entire, auriculate, margins somewhat papillose. Inflorescence a corymb, not elongating. Sepals 0.5–1 mm long; petals very reduced or absent; stamens 2; stigma subsessile to sessile. Fruit obovate, 3–4 mm long, c. 2 mm wide, glabrous, wings narrow, forming small apical notch; pedicels 2–4 mm long, glabrous. Flowers mostly spring.

GipP, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Mostly in heavy clay depressions of north-west Victoria.

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 fasciculatum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lepidium fasciculatum 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
Gippsland Plain present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales