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Cardaria chalepense (Linn.) Hand.-Mazz. in Ann.Nat. Hofmus.Wien. 27:55. 1913.

Vern.: Garbust, Buskah, Halia, Buski.

Cardaria chalepense

Credit: Shaukat & Azmat

  • Hymenophysa fenestrata Boiss
  • Hymenophysa persica Gilli
  • Lepidium chalepense Linn.
  • Lepidium draba ssp. chalepense (L.) O.E.Schulz
  • Lepidium draba var. repens (Schrenk) Thell.
  • Lepidium propinquum Fisch. & May.
  • Lepidium repens (Schrenk) Boiss.
  • Physolepidium repens Schrenk

    Distinguished from Cardaria draba (L.) Desv. by its siliculae only; they are ovate to suborbicular (even on the same plant) with entire bases (not cordate), glabrous to minutely pubescent (specially in young stages). The minute pubescent condition of some of its forms have led Boissier (l.c.) as well as Gilli (1.c.) to describe them as species of Hymenophysa. The difference of L. repens from this species also disinteg¬rates when ovate to orbicular fruits are found on the same plant. Lepidium propinquum is nothing but a form of this species with cuneate leaf bases without distinct auricles. It is a very variable species with regard to its leaf, siliculae and pubescence.

    Fl.Per.: April-July

    Type: Syria, Aleppo, Herb. Linn. no. 824/20 (LINN).

    Distribution: Chiefly C. and W. Asian species, now extended to Europe and thus overlapping the distribution of the previous species. Vern.: Garbust, Buskah, Halia, Buski.

    It is used as fodder and vegetable, and seeds have peppery taste. A very common and variable species in our area.


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