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Coronopus Zinn., nom. cons.

Herbs, annual or biennial, foetid-scented, glabrous or pubescent with branched hairs. Leaves entire, irregularly lobed or deeply pinnatifid. Racemes usually short, apparently leaf-opposed. Sepals short, patent, not saccate. Petals white, minute, scarcely exceeding the calyx or absent. Stamens 6, 5, 4 or 2, free, edentate. Ovary with 2 ovules; style very short; stigma capitate. Fruits didymous, more or less laterally compressed silicula; valves 2, rugose or tubercled, separating into closed indehiscent 1-seeded nutlets; style pyramidal; seed globose.

Chiefly Eurasian; about 10 species, one in India.

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