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Thlaspi perfoliatum Linn., Sp. PI. 646. 1753. Boiss., l.c. 323; Hook.f., l.c. 162; Schulz in Engl. & Prantl, l.c. 445; Busch in Kom., l.c. 585; Hedge in Davis, l.c. 333; in Rech. f., l.c. 113.

Thlaspi perfoliatum

Credit: Shaukat & Azmat

Annual, 5-20 cm tall, erect, simple or branched from below, glabrous, Basal leaves in loose rosette, obovate, spathulate, apex rounded, shortly stalked, 1.5-3 cm long, 1-1.5 cm broad; upper leaves lanceolate, ovate, cordate, amplexicaul; all leaves glabrous, ± glaucous, entire or slightly toothed. Racemes 15-30-flowered, up to 15 cm long in fruit. Flowers c. 2.5 mm across, white; pedicels up to 8 mm long in fruit, spreading. Sepals c. 1.5 mm long, 1 mm broad. Petalss c. 2.5 mm long, 1 mm broad. Stamens c. 1.2: 1.5 mm long. Siliculae 4-6 mm long, 3-5 mm broad, obcordate-orbicular; wings narrow, smooth, not veined; stigma subsessile at the base of the apical notch; septum c. 2 mm wide; seeds 2-3 in each locule, c. 1.5 mm long, ellipsoid, yellowish-brown.

Fl. Per.: April-July.

Type: Described from W. Europe, Herb. Linn. no. 825/9 (LINN).

Distribution: Europe, N. Africa, S.W. Asia to Afghanistan and Pakistan.


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