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20. Coincya Porta & Rigo ex Rouy, Naturaliste, sér. 2. 13: 248. 1891.

[For Auguste Henri Cornut de Coincy, 1837-1903, Spanish botanist, discoverer of first species described]

Suzanne I. Warwick

Brassicella Fourreau; Hutera Porta & Rigo; Rhynchosinapis Hayek

Annuals [biennials or perennials]; not scapose; glabrous or hispid. Stems usually erect, rarely prostrate, [unbranched] branched basally. Leaves basal and cauline; petiolate; basal rosulate, blade margins lobed, pinnatipartite to lyrate, or 1- or 2-pinnatisect, [entire or dentate]; cauline blade similar to basal, (base not auriculate). Racemes (corymbose), greatly elongated in fruit. Fruiting pedicels usually ascending to patent [reflexed], rarely erect, slender. Flowers: sepals erect, connivent, obtuse [narrowly oblong], lateral pair usually saccate basally, (setulose proximal to apex); petals yellow (usually with dark brown, maroon, or purple veins), obovate, claw differentiated from blade, (apex obtuse); stamens tetradynamous; filaments not dilated basally, slender; anthers linear, (base sagittate); nectar glands: lateral glands lobed, median glands usually absent. Fruits siliques, dehiscent, sessile or subsessile, segments 2, linear, torulose, terete; (terminal segment 1-6-seeded, indehiscent, ensiform to cylindrical, linear, smooth); valves each 3(-5)-veined, glabrous; replum rounded; septum complete; ovules 4-100 per ovary; stigma capitate, 2-lobed. Seeds uniseriate, plump, not winged, subglobose [globose, oblong]; seed coat (reticulate), slightly mucilaginous when wetted; cotyledons conduplicate. x = 12.

Species 6 (1 in the flora): introduced; w Europe, nw Africa.

SELECTED REFERENCE Leadlay, E. A. and V. H. Heywood. 1990. The biology and systematics of the genus Coincya Porta & Rigo ex Rouy (Cruciferae). Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 102: 313-398.

Lower Taxa


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