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Muskweed

Scientific Name
Myagrum perfoliatum
Scientific Author
Linnaeus 1753
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Capparales: Brassicaceae)
Reliability
High
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Seed Project
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Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Fruit and seed(s)

Description:

Fruit appendages: Sharp tip

Fruit Colour: Brown, Straw coloured

Fruit Length: 5 - 7mm

Fruit shape: Clavate (club shaped), Slightly compressed

Seed Colour: Orange

Seed Length: 1 - 2mm

Seed Sculpture: Rugose

Seed Shape: Ovoid

The fruits are club shaped (6-8 mm long, 5 mm wide) and have three chambers; the upper two chambers lack seeds, whereas the lower contains a single seed (occasionally 2). The seeds are small (3 mm long) and are oval shaped.

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Author
Ken Walker
Created
29/07/2011 02:07 AEST
Last Updated
17/01/2013 15:20 AEST
Citation
Ken Walker (2011) Muskweed (Myagrum perfoliatum) Updated on 1/17/2013 3:20:15 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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