Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual herbs, sometimes woody at base, usually with glandular hairs and spines. Leaves alternate, palmate, usually 5- or 7-foliate; petiole with basal or distal pulvinus, stipules often spinose. Flowers appearing somewhat zygomorphic; petals turned to apical side of flower; stamens 6, distinctly longer than petals. Capsule oblong, dehiscent, on a long, slender, recurved pedicle.

About 33 species from tropical regions of Africa and America; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-09-11
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-03-22
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Brassicales
Higher taxa
genus Tarenaya
Subordinate taxa