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Braya rosea (Turcz.) Bunge in Del. Sem. Hort Dorpat. 7. 1841. Hook. f., l.c. 155; Schulz in Engl. & Prantl, l.c. 630; Vas. in Kom., l.c. 72.

Braya rosea

  • Braya aena Bunge
  • Draba rosea Turcz.
  • Sisymbrium alpinum var. Aena (Bunge) Trautv.
  • Sisymbrium alpinum var. roseum (Turcz.) Trautv.

    Perennial, caespitose herb, (2-)5-8(-12) cm tall in fruit, erect or suberect, sparsely hairy with simple and branched hairs of unequal size. Radical leaves rosulate, oblong-linear, or narrowly oblanceolate, 15-40 mm long, 2-5 mm broad, stalked, entire, rarely obscurely 2-3-toothed, subfleshy, often glabrous. Racemes 10-20-flowered, not increasing in length in fruit, ± capitate. Flowers c. 2.5 mm across, pinkish, lilac or white; pedicels up to 4 mm long in fruit, spreading. Speals 2-2.5 mm long. Petals c. 3.5 mm long, 1 mm broad. Stamens c. 2: 2.5 mm long; anthers c. 0.3 mm long. Fruits 4-6(-7) mm long, (1-)1.5(-2) mm broad, ellipsoid or oblong, obscurely or not torulose, subglabrous; valves I-veined, subconvex; style 0.5-1 mm long, thickened with depressed, short stigma; septum hyaline, not veined; seeds 8-14, sub-biseriate to biseriate, c. 1 mm long, ovoid, yellowish-brown.

    Fl. Per.: June-Aug.

    Type: N. Asia, Nuchudaban, Turczaninov (LE, K).

    Distribution: N. Asia to Tibet and Kashmir.

    A very variable species. Braya aena Bunge is a narrow fruited (c. 1.2 mm) form of this species with subappressed hairs.


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