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Hymenolobus Nutt. ex Torrey & Gray

Herbs, annual or biennial, glabrous or rarely sparsely hairy with simple hairs. Leaves siniple, distant, spathulate or elliptic-oblong or oblanceolate, pinnatifid to entire, shortly stalked to sessile. Inflorescence racemose; pedicels slender. Sepals equal at base, divergent, not saccate. Petals spathulate, white. Fruit a silicula, ellipsoid or orbicular, rounded or truncate at apex, laterally compressed; valves boat-shaped, keeled, netted-veined; style very short; stigma capitate, slightly bilobed. Seeds few to many in each locule; cotyledons incumbent.

Mostly distributed in Europe, N. America, C. & S.W. Asia and Australia; about 5-species, 1 in India.

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