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Lepidium ferganense Korsh.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, (25-)35-100(-110) cm tall. Stems simple few from base, many branched above, glabrous. Basal and lower cauline leaves long petiolate, papery; leaf blade linear-lanceolate or linear-oblong, (2-)3-12(-14) × (0.3-)1-2.5(-4) cm, base cuneate or attenuate, margin serrate, apex often acute. Upper cauline leaves shortly petiolate; leaf blade linear, (1-)2-8(-10) cm × (1-)2-7(-10) mm, base attenuate or cuneate, margin entire, apex acute. Fruiting pedicels (3-)4-5(-6) mm, slender, divaricate. Sepals deciduous, ovate, 1-1.5 × 0.8-0.9 mm, glabrous, white at margin and apex. Petals white, broadly obovate, (2-)2.5-3 × 1-1.4 mm, apex rounded; claw 0.7-1 mm. Stamens 6; filaments 0.9-1.3 mm; anthers ovate, 0.2-0.3 mm. Fruit ovate-oblong or suborbicular, 2.5-3.5 × 2-2.5 mm, glabrous, wingless, carinate at replum, base rounded; apical notch absent or obsolete; style obsolete or rarely to 0.1 mm; stigma wider than style. Seeds reddish brown, oblong, 1.5-2.2 × 0.7-1.2 mm, often 3-angled, wingless, finely papillate; cotyledons incumbent. Fl. and fr. May-Jul.

Dry mountain slopes; 600-2100 m. Xinjiang [Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan].


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