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Indian hedge mustard

Scientific Name
Sisymbrium orientale
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Capparales: Brassicaceae)
Reliability
High
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Australian $2 Coin with seeds
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Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Silicle (Fruit chamber) and seed(s)

Description:

Silicle Appendages: Ridges and grooves

Silicle Colour: Straw colour

Silicle Length: Greater than 10mm

Silicle shape: Cylindrical

Seed Colour: Reddish brown

Seed Length: Less than 1mm, 1 - 2mm

Seed Sculpture: Granular, Rugose

Seed Shape: Squarish oblong

Annual or biennial weed 25–90 cm high, erect, pubescent with hairs short, soft, reflexed.

Inflorescence without bracts. Sepals 4–5 mm long, bristly. Petals 6–10 mm long, yellow to pale yellow. Style plus clavate stigma 1–3.5 mm long. Siliqua linear, spreading, 4–10 cm long, 1–2 mm wide, thick-walled; pedicel spreading, 3–10 mm long.

Source: Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust PlantNET - FloraOnline
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
15/08/2012 02:55 AEST
Last Updated
18/01/2013 14:56 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Indian hedge mustard (Sisymbrium orientale) Updated on 1/18/2013 2:56:00 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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