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Lateral nectar glands various, often annular or semi-annular, simple or variously lobed; middle glands present or absent. Hairs simple, branched or absent. Sepals subequal, erect or subspreading. Stamen filaments without append-ages, rarely toothed. Ovary sessile or with short gynophore; stigma capitate, often slightly bilobed. Siliquae usually linear (rarely elliptic or sub-globose sillicula-like), usually compressed or flattened parallel to the septum, dehiscent (rarely tardily or hardly dehiscent, broadly septate (rarely septum incomplete or obsolete); seeds 1-2-seriate, generally not muciloginous when wet.; radicle usually accumbent.

Represented by 11 genera and 36 species in our area.

1 Siliquae ± compressed or flattened, with valves ± flat or terete   (2)
+ Siliquae subcylindrical or subcompressed, sometimes ellipsoid, with valves ± convex   (8)
2 (1) Valves usually opening suddenly and coiling spirally upwards; leaves usually pinnate   Cardamine
+ Valves not opening like above; leaves entire to sinuate or dentate (very rarely lyrate or pinnate)   (3)
3 (2) Plants robust with basal leaves soon withering; siliquae elongated, ± appressed to stem   Turritis
+ Plants usually not so tall and the basal leaves not withering soon ; siliquae short (rarely long), ± spreading or ascending   (4)
4 (3) Leaves usually deeply sinuate-dentate; flowers bright yellow   Barbaraea
+ Leaves entire or toothed above; flowers white, lilac or rarely mauve-yellow or yellowish   (5)
5 (4) Basal leaves usually short, spathulate or obovate, 3,5 (-10)-lobulate or toothed above (rarely entire or subentire), often villous with simple or forked hairs   Christolea
+ Basal leaves usually elongated, oblanceolate or oblong-obovate, entire, dentate or sinuate-dentate, ± hairy with simple and branched hairs (rarely villous)   (6)
6 (5) Siliquae short (up to 2 cm long), linear, usually contorted densely covered with minute branched or stellate hairs, tardily dehiscent   Phaeonychium
+ Siliquae usually elongated and strongly compressed, mostly not contorted, glabrous (rarely hairy ), dehiscent   (7)
7 (6) Flowers small, subsessile, yellow. Plants annual, small with radical leaves only stigma sessile or subsessile   Drabopsis
+ Flowers mediocre or large, usually white, pedicellate. Plants perennial, usually tall, leafy (rarely scapose); stigma on a distinct style   Arabis
8 (1) Scapes 1-flowered; leaves radical only   Pegaeophyton
+ Racemes many flowered; stem leafy   (9)
9 (8) Flowers yellow   Rorippa
+ Flowers white or lilac   (10)
10 (9) Plants terrestrial, glandular-hairy; leaves simple, toothed; fruits elongated, straight   Dontostemon
+ Plants aquatic, glabrous or sparsely hairy with simple hairs; leaves pinnate; fruits short, often slightly curved   Nasturtium

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