Chorispora

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Erect or decumbent annual herbs, rarely perennials, usually glandular. Leaves petiolate, sinuate-dentate or pinnatifid, rarely entire. Inflorescence a raceme, flowers rarely solitary on long pedicles arising from basal rosettes. Sepals erect, dimorphic; petals clawed, purple, lavender or yellow, apex obtuse or emarginate; stamens 6. Fruit elongate (at least 3 times as long as broad), linear, terete, indehiscent, constricted between seeds and articulating at constriction; stigma bilobed; seeds in 1 row per locule, beak seedless.

11 species from Asia, Europe and the Middle East; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-08-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Brassicales
family Brassicaceae
Higher taxa
genus Chorispora
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