Barbarea W.T.Aiton

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. Northern Hemisphere, SE. Australia.


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

Morphology General Habit
Biennial to perennial medium-sized herbs with a taproot and rather robust angled stems
Morphology General Indumentum
Hairs simple or absent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ± lyrate-pinnate, auriculate to clasping, often somewhat fleshy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes terminal, ebracteate or bracteate, corymbose or somewhat elongate with rather small flowers, in fruit elongate and narrow, dense; pedicels in fruit often thick and stiff
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals somewhat spreading, the inner slightly saccate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, spathulate or clawed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6, distinctly tetradynamous; filaments linear
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectaries as ovate lobes at each side of the base of each lateral stamen, and as small glands outside each median stamen
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary linear or oblong, with numerous ovules; style distinct
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a siliqua, dehiscent, usually linear, tetragonous to terete; valves rather firm, with a distinct midnerve and anastomosing side-nerves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds not mucilaginous, usually uniseriate.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Altay, Amur, Arizona, Austria, Azores, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Central European Rus, China North-Central, Chita, Colorado, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Idaho, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Kuril Is., Labrador, Lebanon-Syria, Magadan, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New South Wales, Newfoundland, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Québec, Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Sicilia, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tasmania, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Victoria, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon

Introduced into:

Alabama, Amsterdam-St.Paul Is, Argentina South, Arkansas, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Chile South, China Southeast, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Haiti, Iceland, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Kerguelen, Krym, Madeira, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward I., Rhode I., Réunion, South Australia, South Carolina, Sri Lanka, Svalbard, Tennessee, Tristan da Cunha, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

Barbarea W.T.Aiton appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Hortus Kew. 4: 109 (1812)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.


Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in Ait. f., Hort. Kew., ed. 2, 4: 109 (1812)

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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