Brassicaceae tribe Hesperideae


in H. G. A. Engler and K. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 55[III,2]: 154. 1891.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 561.

Biennials [annuals, perennials]; glandular (glands unicellular on a few-celled, uniseriate stalk). Trichomes stalked, forked, and simple. Cauline leaves petiolate [sessile]; blade base not auriculate [auriculate], margins usually dentate. Racemes ebracteate or bracteate, elongated [not elongated] in fruit. Flowers actinomorphic; sepals erect, lateral pair often saccate basally; petals white, lavender, or purple [yellow, orange, green, or brown], claw present, distinct; filaments unappendaged, not winged; pollen 3-colpate. Fruits siliques, dehiscent, unsegmented, terete [4-angled, latiseptate]; ovules 4–40[–numerous] per ovary; style obsolete or distinct; stigma strongly 2-lobed. Seeds uniseriate; cotyledons incumbent.


Introduced; Europe, Asia, n Africa.


Genus 1, species 25 (1 in the flora).

Selected References


Lower Taxa