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Arabis saxicola Edgew. in Trans. Linn. Soc., Lond. 20: 32. 1846; Jafri in Fl. W. Pakistan 55: 173. 1973. A. scaposa O. Schulz in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 9: 1965. 1927.


Herbs, perennial, up to 30 cm high; hairs branched. Basal leaves oblanceolate or oblong-obovate, entire or toothed at apex, 1.5 - 5 x 0.2 - 1.5 cm, sparsely hairy. Cauline leaves minute, linear, entire. Racemes 5 - 10-flowered, lax, up to 8 cm long in fruit. Flowers ca 4 mm across, white; pedicels up to 1 cm long in fruit. Sepals ca 3 mm long. Petals linear, cuneate, ca 6 mm long. Stamens ca 3 mm long. Fruits linear to linear-oblong, compressed, erect, acute, 2 - 6 cm long, glabrous; valves 1-nerved. Seeds 12 - 15 in each locule, ca 1 cm long.



KEY TO THE VARIETIES


1a. Herbs up to 30 cm high; pedicels ca 1 cm long 7.1. elatior
b. Herbs up to 15 cm high; pedicels ca 5 mm long 7.2. saxicola


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