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Herbs, annual or rarely perennial, branched, hispid with simple hairs; stems erect, often branched. Leaves pinnatisect, lower shortly petioled, upper sessile or nearly so, divided or entire. Racemes many-flowered, ebractcate. Flowers yellow. Sepals subequal, erect-spreading. Petals obovate, clawed. Stamens 6, free, without appendages. Ovary cylindrical, 15 - 17-ovuled; stigma truncate, somewhat 2-lobed. Fruits subcylindrical, few-seeded siliqua, dehiscent by 2 convex distinctly 3 - 7-nerved valves; beak indehiscent, containing 1 - 2 seeds, conical. Seeds subspherical uniseriate, pendulous or erect; cotyledons conduplicate.

Mediterranean region; 10 species, 1 in India.




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