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Lepidium obtusum Basiner in Bull. Cl. Phys.-Math. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Petersb. 2: 203. 1844. L. latifolium L. var. platycarpum Trautv. in A. H. P. 1: 170. 1872. L. latifolium L. subsp. obtusum (Basiner) Thell. in Mitt. Bot. Mus. Univ. Zurich 28: 162. 1906.

Herbs, perennial, glabrous, glaucous, up to 1 m high, densely and corymbosely branched. Leaves oblong, entire or obscurely sinuate, thick coriaceous, indistinctly 3-nerved; lower leaves attenuate at base; upper sessile, gradually tapering towards apex and abruptly towards base. Racemes densely capitate even in fruit; pedicels filiform, up to 4 mm long in fruit, pilose. Calyx long persistent; sepals suborbicular, broadly white margined, ca 1 mm long. Petals suborbicular, clawed, up to 2 mm long, white. Fruits oval, subcordate at base, subobtuse at apex, ca 2 mm across, slightly pilose and reticulate; stigma sessile, capitate. Seeds elliptic-obovate, somewhat flattened, emarginate, smooth; cotyledons incumbent.

Fl. & Fr. May - June.

Distrib. India: Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

C. & S.W. Asia, Europe and N. Africa.

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