Brassicaceae tribe Iberideae

Webb & Berthelot
Hist. Nat. Îles Canaries 3(2,1): 92. 1837.
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 563.

Annuals, perennials, or subshrubs [biennials]; eglandular. Trichomes simple or absent. Cauline leaves (sometimes absent), petiolate or sessile; blade base not auriculate, margins usually entire, sometimes dentate or lobed. Racemes ebracteate, usually elongated in fruit. Flowers usually zygomorphic, rarely actinomorphic; sepals erect, ascending, or spreading, lateral pair not saccate basally; petals white, pink, or purple, claw present, often distinct; filaments not or rarely appendaged; pollen 3-colpate. Fruits silicles, dehiscent, unsegmented, angustiseptate; ovules 2 or 4 per ovary; style usually distinct (sometimes absent in Teesdalia); stigma entire or 2-lobed. Seeds usually aseriate, rarely uniseriate; cotyledons accumbent.


Introduced; Europe, Asia, Africa.


Genera 2, species 30 (2 genera, 5 species in the flora).

The position of Teesdalia in Iberideae is not entirely resolved; further studies are needed to finalize its tribal assignment.

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Lower Taxa