Lepidium pseudohyssopifolium Hewson

Brunonia 4: 281 (1982) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Annual or perennial herb to 60 cm high; stems erect, not papillose or hairy. Basal leaves pinnately lobed or toothed; stem leaves lanceolate to narrowly linear, 1–9 cm long, 1–15 mm wide, toothed or entire, margins and midrib glabrous or with stout, needle-like or conical hairs. Inflorescence an elongating raceme. Sepals c. 0.8 mm long; petals up to 0.8 mm long or absent; stamens 2; stigma subsessile to sessile. Fruit elliptic to ovate, 3–5 mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide, without hairs, wings narrow, forming shallow apical notch; pedicles 4–8 mm long, usually glabrous (occasionally with scattered hairs on upper surface of some pedicels), terete. Flowers mostly spring–autumn.

Brid, CVU, EGL, GipP, Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, OtP, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Uncommon plant, most recent reports from heavy soils of the Murray River floodplain in the far north-west, near Ararat, and banks of the Yarra River in suburban Melbourne.

Although Lepidium pseudohyssopifolium typically has glabrous pedicels, some specimens from Victoria have a few scattered hairs on some pedicels.

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-11-18
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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 pseudohyssopifolium in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lepidium pseudohyssopifolium in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales