Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual, biennial or occasionally perennial herbs, with simple bristles. Leaves lobed to toothed. Inflorescence a corymbose, branched raceme. Sepals almost erect; petals clawed, yellow; stamens 6; ovary sessile. Fruit elongate (at least 3 times as long as broad, excluding beak), cylindric; style short, stigma capitate, entire or bilobed; valves with 3 prominent veins; beak short and swollen; seeds 6–12 in valve region, 1 row per locule, 0–2 in beak.

2 species from the Mediterranean region; 1 naturalised in Australia.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Brassicales
family Brassicaceae
Higher taxa
genus Hirschfeldia
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