Brassicaceae tribe Cochlearieae


Fl. Nordwestdeut. Tiefebene, 245. 1894.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 514.

Annuals, biennials, or perennials; eglandular. Trichomes absent. Cauline leaves petiolate or sessile; blade base auriculate or not, margins usually entire or dentate. Racemes ebracteate, elongated [not elongated] in fruit. Flowers actinomorphic; sepals ascending to spreading, lateral pair not saccate basally; petals white, claw present, indistinct; filaments unappendaged, not winged; pollen 3-colpate. Fruits silicles, dehiscent, unsegmented, subterete or angustiseptate; ovules [4–]8–14[–numerous] per ovary; style distinct; stigma entire. Seeds biseriate; cotyledons usually accumbent, rarely incumbent.


North America, Europe, Asia, nw Africa.


Genus 1, species 21 (3 in the flora).

Selected References


Lower Taxa