1. Family: Brassicaceae Burnett
    1. Arabidopsis Heynh.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. Northern Hemisphere to Tropical African Mountains.

    [FTEA]

    Cruciferae, Bengt Jonsell (University of Stockholm). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

    Habit
    Annual to perennial rather small and delicate herbs with a taproot, glabrous or with stellate and bifid as well as simple hairs
    Stem
    Stems ± erect, little branched
    Inflorescences
    Racemes ebracteate or bracteate, densely corymbose, with small flowers, in fruit elongate, cylindrical and lax
    Calyx
    Sepals not or slightly saccate, not spreading
    Corolla
    Petals white, yellow or violet
    Stamens
    Stamens usually 6; filaments linear
    Nectaries
    Nectaries as ring-, horseshoe-shaped or hemispherical tissues around or outside the lateral stamens, and as a low wall outside each pair of median stamens
    Ovary
    Ovary narrowly cylindrical, with almost sessile stigma; ovules numerous
    Fruits
    Fruit a siliqua, dehiscent, linear; septum narrow; valves thin, without marked nerves
    Seeds
    Seeds very small, ellipsoid, not mucilaginous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Altay, Amur, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Connecticut, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, Djibouti, East European Russia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Føroyar, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., Labrador, Libya, Madeira, Magadan, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Masachusettes, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nunavut, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Québec, Romania, Rwanda, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Sicilia, Somalia, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey-in-Europe, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Argentina South, Arkansas, California, Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Chile South, Idaho, Kerguelen, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode I., South Carolina, Texas, Uruguay, Utah

    Arabidopsis Heynh. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in F.Holl & H.Heynhold, Fl. Sachsen: 538 (1842)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • O.E. Schulz in E.P. IV. 105, 86: 268–285 (1924)
    • in Holl. & Heynh., Fl. Sachs. 1: 538 (1842)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    [A] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    [B] © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    [C] © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0