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Ward's weed

Scientific Name
Carrichtera annua
Scientific Author
Candolle, A.L.P (1821)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Capparales: Brassicaceae )
Reliability
High
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Pictured: Fruit and seed(s)

Description:

Fruit Appendages: Ridges and grooves, Sharp tip, Beak 3-4mm long

Fruit Colour: Yellow

Fruit Length: 5 -7mm

Fruit Shape: Round

Seed Colour: Reddish brown, Variable - red/purple

Seed Length: 1.1 - 2mm

Seed Sculpture: Graular, Rugose

Seed Shape: Ovoid

Fruit containing 3 or 4 loculus opening at maturity to release seeds; containing 3–4 seeds per chamber of lower segment; on a stalk about 3 mm long. Seeds globe-shaped, 1–1.5mm long, compressed, dark brown.
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
18/10/2011 04:58 AEST
Last Updated
17/01/2013 15:32 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2011) Ward's weed (Carrichtera annua) Updated on 1/17/2013 3:32:16 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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