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Thellungiella salsuginea (Pall.) O. E. Schulz


Description from Flora of China

Sisymbrium salsugineum Pallas, Reise Russ. Reich. 2: 466. 1773; Arabidopsis salsuginea (Pallas) N. Busch; Hesperis salsuginea (Pallas) Kuntze; Stenophragma salusgineum (Pallas) Prantl.

Herbs (6-)10-30(-40) cm tall. Stems erect or ascending, simple or several branched at base. Basal leaves rosulate or not; petiole 5-10 mm; blade obovate, spatulate, or oblong, 0.5-1.5(-2.5) cm × 2-5 mm, margin entire or rarely dentate or pinnatifid, apex obtuse. Middle cauline leaves cordate, ovate, or oblong, sessile, 0.4-1.7(-2.5) cm × 1-7(-10) mm, base deeply sagittate-amplexicaul, rarely auriculate, margin entire or repand, apex acute or obtuse. Infructescence axis straight. Fruiting pedicels slender, divaricate to divaricate-ascending, 3-10 mm. Sepals oblong, 1-1.5 × 0.5-0.6 mm. Petals white, obovate, 2-3 × 1-1.7 mm. Filaments 1-1.5 mm; anthers oblong, 0.2-0.4 mm, apiculate. Ovules 55-96 per ovary. Fruit 0.7-1.6(-2) cm × (0.7-)0.8-1 mm, distinctly torulose, sessile; valves obscurely veined; style 0.1-0.3 mm. Seeds brown, oblong, biseriate, 0.4-0.5 × 0.2-0.3 mm. Fl. and fr. Apr-Jul.

Saline flats, river banks, steppe. Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Jilin, Nei Mongol, Shandong, Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan; North America].


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