Brassicaceae tribe Chorisporeae

Ledebour_ C. A. Meyer & Bunge in C. F. von Ledebour
in C. F. von Ledebour, Fl. Altaica 3: 104. 1831.
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 510.

Annuals or perennials; usually glandular, rarely eglandular (glands multicellular on multiseriate stalks). Trichomes simple or absent. Cauline leaves (sometimes absent); petiolate; blade base not auriculate, margins entire or dentate to pinnately lobed. Racemes usually ebracteate, usually elongated in fruit. Flowers actinomorphic; sepals erect [ascending], lateral pair saccate [not saccate] basally; petals white, pink, lavender, or purple [yellow], claw present, often distinct; filaments unappendaged, not winged; pollen 3-colpate. Fruits usually siliques [silicles], dehiscent (or breaking into 1-seeded segments), rarely indehiscent, segmented or not, terete or latiseptate; ovules [2–]5–50[–numerous] per ovary; style distinct; stigma strongly 2-lobed [entire]. Seeds uniseriate [aseriate]; cotyledons accumbent.


North America, Europe, Asia, n Africa.


Genera 3, species 47 (2 genera, 5 species in the flora).

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Lower Taxa