Brassicaceae tribe Lepidieae

de Candolle
Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 7: 240. 1821.
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 569. Mentioned on page 227.

Annuals, biennials, or perennials [lianas, shrubs]; eglandular. Trichomes simple or absent. Cauline leaves petiolate or sessile; blade base auriculate or not, margins usually entire, dentate, or pinnately divided. Racemes ebracteate, elongated or not in fruit. Flowers actinomorphic; sepals ascending to spreading, lateral pair not saccate basally; petals white, yellow, pink, or purple [orange], claw usually present, sometimes absent, distinct; filaments unappendaged, not winged; pollen 3-colpate. Fruits silicles, usually dehiscent, unsegmented, usually angustiseptate, rarely terete; ovules 2(–4) per ovary; style distinct, obsolete, or absent; stigma entire or, rarely, 2-lobed. Seeds aseriate; cotyledons accumbent or incumbent.


Nearly worldwide.


Genera 4, species ca. 235 (1 genus, 42 species in the flora).

Selected References


Lower Taxa