Lepidium strictum (S.Watson) Rattan

Anal. Key West Coast Bot. 25 (1887) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Similar to Lepidium bonariense but a decumbent shrub to 20 cm high; petals rudimentary; nectary glands conspicuous, linear, equal to the petals. Flowers spring–summer.

*CVU, *DunT, *VVP. Also naturalised SA. Scattered around Victoria as a weed of mainly urban areas.

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 (as Lepidium pubescens Desv.).
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 strictum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lepidium strictum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present introduced
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised

State distribution

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New South Wales