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Erysimum repandum Linn., Demons. P1. 17. 1753. Amoen. Acad. 3: 415. 1756; Hook. f. & Thoms., l.c. 164 (p.p.); Boiss., l.c. 189; Busch in Kom., l.c. 116; Cullen in Davis, l.c. 477; Rech. f., l.c. 304.

Vern.: Hatamboi.

Erysimum repandum

Credit: Azmat

Annual, (5-) 15-30 (-60) cm tall, erect, branched mostly from below, appres¬sedly hairy with 2-3-partite hairs; upper branches often spreading. Leaves elliptic-oblong, narrowly oblanceolate to linear, 10-60 (-100) mm long, 2-10 mm broad, lower stalked, upper sessile, sinuate-dentate to almost entire. Racemes 15-30-flowered, rarely with 1-2 bracts below or leafy below (without having flowers in leaf axils), up to 30 cm long in fruit. Flowers small, c. 5 mm across, yellow; pedicels usually short, up to 4 mm long in fruit, thickened, often horizontally spreading. Sepals c. 4 mm long. Petals c. 7 mm long, 2 mm broad. Stamens c. 4: 5 mm long; anthers c. 0.7 mm long. Siliquae (20-) 30-70 (-90) mm long, 1-1.5 mm broad, subcylindrical, linear-oblong, appressedly hairy; valves with a mid-rib; stigma depressed, bilobed, subsessile; seeds c. 1 mm long, oblong-ellipsoid.

Fl. Per.: April-June.

Type: Europe, from cultivated plants at Upsala.

Distribution: Europe and most of Asia; probably introduced in America.

Sometimes used as fodder for sheep.


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