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Turnip Weed

Scientific Name
Rapistrum rugosum
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (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: Silicle

Description

Silicle appendages: Cavities, Ridges and grooves, Sharp tip

Silicle Colour: Yellow

Silicle Length: 2 - 4mm, 5 - 7mm

Silicle Sculpture: Ribbed, Scalloped, Striate

Silicle Shape: Roundish

Silicula 5–10 mm long, breaking between the 2 segments, generally erect; pedicel 2–5 mm long; lower segment c. 3 mm long, 1.5 mm wide, 0–2-seeded, if seeds present then small; upper segment 3–6 mm long, 3–4 mm wide with 1 large seed, ribbed, sometimes bristly.

Source: Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
15/11/2011 03:38 AEST
Last Updated
17/01/2013 15:35 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2011) Turnip Weed (Rapistrum rugosum) Updated on 1/17/2013 3:35:55 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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