Mummenhoffia alliacea (L.) Esmailbegi & Al-Shehbaz

First published in Taxon 67: 334 (2018)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is E. Central & S. Europe to N. Türkiye. It is an annual and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb smelling of garlic, with thin taproot, 5–70 cm. high, unbranched to extensively branched in lower parts and appearing tufted.
Morphology Stem
Stem erect or ascending, glabrous or basally sparsely hairy.
Morphology Leaves
Lower cauline leaves indistinctly petioled, spathulate, obtuse, sinuately dentate, up to 50 mm. long and 12 mm. broad; median and upper cauline leaves clasping, ± sagittate at base, obovate, oblanceolate or elliptic, obtuse, distantly dentate to subentire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes dense, ± corymbose, in fruit rather lax, up to 25 cm. long, with 3–10 mm. long spreading to ascending pedicels.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ± purplish green with membranous margins, oblong, 1–1.7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white, broadly spathulate, 2–3 mm. long, 0.8–1 mm. broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens shorter than the petals with yellow anthers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Silicula ± obovate in outline, convex beneath, 5–11 mm. long, 2.5–6 mm. broad; valves with narrow ± wavy wing along whole midnerve; style 0.3–0.5 mm. long, largely included within apical notch.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds blackish brown, ovoid, 1.8–2 mm. long, 1–1.3 mm. broad, with a distinct fine reticulum.
Figures
Fig. 8.
Habitat
Upland moor, stream banks, etc. in upper montane forest to alpine belts; 3050–3600 m.
Distribution
K2/K3 K3 K4 T2
[FTEA]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0