Brassicaceae tribe Malcolmieae

Al-Shehbaz & Warwick

Harvard Pap. Bot. 12: 432. 2007.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 597.

Annuals or subshrubs [perennials, shrubs, or trees]; eglandular. Trichomes sessile, exclusively malpighiaceous [stellate]. Cauline leaves sessile [shortly petiolate]; blade base not auriculate, margins usually entire. Racemes usually ebracteate, often elongated in fruit. Flowers actinomorphic; sepals ascending to spreading [erect], lateral pair not saccate [strongly saccate] basally; petals white, cream, purple, or violet [pink, yellow, orange, brown], claw present, often distinct; filaments unappendaged, not winged; pollen 3-colpate. Fruits silicles [siliques], dehiscent, unsegmented, latiseptate [terete, 4-angled]; ovules 2–10[–numerous] per ovary; style distinct; stigma entire [strongly 2-lobed]. Seeds usually uniseriate; cotyledons accumbent.


Introduced; Europe, Asia, Africa.


Genera 10, species 68 (1 in the flora).

Selected References


Lower Taxa