Thlaspi L.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. Eurasia.


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

Morphology General Habit
Annual to perennial hapaxanthic herbs, glabrous or rarely with simple hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves undivided, ± clasping
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes terminal, ebracteate, with numerous small flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals erect to ascending, not saccate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white or ± violet, rarely yellow, spathulate or shortly clawed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6, indistinctly tetradynamous; filaments linear, not appendiculate; anthers ovoid, obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectaries usually as 2 hemispherical ± prolonged glands at each side of the base of each lateral stamen; median nectaries absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary obovoid to ellipsoid, with 2–many ovules
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a silicula, dehiscent, ± dorso-ventrally compressed, with narrow septum, ± broadly obovate to obtriangular in outline, often emarginate; valves keeled, often winged; stigma capitate, ± bilobate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ellipsoid, somewhat compressed, wingless, ± mucilaginous.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Altay, Amur, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Magadan, Manchuria, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Qinghai, Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Argentina Northeast, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Azores, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil Southeast, British Columbia, California, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Chile South, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Great Britain, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ireland, Kansas, Kentucky, Korea, Labrador, Louisiana, Madeira, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Morocco, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northwest Territorie, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward I., Québec, Rhode I., Saskatchewan, South Carolina, South Dakota, South Georgia, Taiwan, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Victoria, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yukon

Thlaspi L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 645 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. Scientific Data 8: 215.


Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • F.K. Meyer in F.R. 84: 449–470 (1973)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 292 (1754)
  • Sp., Pl.: 645 (1753)

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.