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Herbs, annual, glabrous, glaucous. Leaves oblong, entire, auricled at base; lower subsessile or shortly petioled; upper sessile, usually cordate-clasping. Racemes lax, ebracteate. Flowers pale yellow, short-pedicelled. Sepals elongate, equal or lateral ones saccate at base. Petals obovate-oblong, clawed. Stamens 6. Lateral nectar glands semi-annular. Fruits dehiscent, terete or tetragonous siliqua, linear, often compressed; valves 1- 3-nerved, smooth, torulose; stigma simple or bilobed. Seeds 1- seriate, oblong, brown; cotyledons incumbent.

Central Europe, Mediterranean region and central and S.W. Asia; about 8 species, 1 in India.




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