Arabidella trisecta (F.Muell.) O.E.Schulz

Shrubby Cress

in Engl., Pflanzenr. IV 105, Heft 86 178 (1924) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Woody shrub, usually to 30 cm high, erect; stems terete, quadrangular or fluted, usually with papillae on the ribs, old stem whitish. Leaves not in basal rosette; stems leaves 2 or 3 (rarely more) times divided, mostly to 4 cm long, segments linear or rarely spathulate. Inflorescence elongated. Sepals 2–4 mm long; petals 3–6 mm long, white or creamy yellow. Fruit usually erect, linear, 10–40 mm long, c. 1 mm wide; style less than 1 mm long, capitate; pedicels erect, 7–15 mm long. Flowers winter–spring.

MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, Wim. Also WA, NT, Qld, SA, NSW. In Victoria, largely restricted to far north-west with an isolated record south-west of Edenhope. Plants grow in disturbed habitats on loamy, clayey or rock soils.

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, 2018-10-01
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Brassicales
family Brassicaceae
genus Arabidella
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Arabidella trisecta in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Arabidella trisecta in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory