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

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Herbs, usually with branched or stellate hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals usually white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a siliqua; valves flat, with indistinct midvein
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds in 1 row in each cell, usually winged.
Distribution
About 100 species, in northern temperate regions and in subtropical to tropical montane areas.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual, biennial or perennial small to medium-sized herbs, with a taproot and often unbranched or little branched stems
Morphology General Indumentum
Hairs usually present, very often stellate or otherwise branched, also simple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes terminal, ebracteate, ± corymbose, mostly with small flowers, in fruit cylindrical and elongate, dense to lax
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals not spreading, the lateral ones sometimes saccate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white, cream, pale blue or violet, spathulate to clawed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with linear filaments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectaries usually as prominent glands outside and ± around the lateral stamens, and as a smaller simple or bifid gland outside each pair of median stamens
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary narrowly cylindrical, usually with a very short style and flat stigma; ovules numerous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a siliqua, dehiscent, linear, flattened; valves thin with a fine midnerve
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds uniseriate, ovoid, finely reticulate, not mucilaginous.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Altay, Amur, Arizona, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Central European Rus, Chile Central, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, District of Columbia, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., Labrador, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Magadan, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio, Oman, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Qinghai, Québec, Romania, Rwanda, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Somalia, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Argentina South, Canary Is., Madeira

Arabis L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [s.n.], Chile K000485153

First published in Sp. Pl.: 664 (1753)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 298 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 664 (1753)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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