Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Annual or perennial herbs with glandular hairs, often strongly (and unpleasantly) scented. Leaves alternate, usually 3-foliate; pulvinus present at base of petiole, stipules minute. Flowers appearing somewhat zygomorphic; petals turned to apical side of flower; stamens 8–32, unequal. Capsule erect, cylindrical, usually inflated, glandular, dehiscent in distal half, pedicellate.

5 species from North America; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-09-11
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2020-10-15
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Brassicales
Higher taxa
genus Polanisia
Subordinate taxa