Capsella

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual herbs, glabrous or hairy. Leaves usually pinnately lobed, sometimes simple. Inflorescence a raceme. Sepals erect, not saccate; petals clawed, sometimes absent; stamens 6. Fruit spreading, about as long as broad, dehiscent, flattened at right-angles to the septum; style short, stigma small, capitate; valves keeled, not winged; seeds in 2 rows, up to 15 per locule.

5 species in temperate to subtropical regions; 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.
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Brassicales
family Brassicaceae
Higher taxa
genus Capsella
Subordinate taxa