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Chorispora sibirica (L.) DC. Syst. Nat. 2: 437.1821; Hook. f. & T. Anderson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 167. 1872. Raphanus sibiricus L., Sp. Pl. 669. 1753.


Herbs, annual, 5 - 20 cm high; stems erect, slender, branched from base; hairs glandular and eglandular. Basal leaves rosulate, stalked, oblanceolate, more or less sinuate-dentate to pinnatifid, 2 - 5 x 0.3 - 0.5 cm, finely glandular hairy; lobes narrowly lanceolate; cauline leaves gradually smaller, sessile. Racemes up to 15 cm long in fruit; pedicels spreading or ascending, slightly thickened, sometimes reflexed or subhorizontally declinate. Sepals oblong, ca 3.5 mm long, pilose. Petals dilated above, emarginate at apex, 5 - 8 mm long. Fruits cylindrical, finely torulose, often curved or subreflexed, glandular hairy, 15 - 20 x 1.5 - 2 mm; beak ca 5 mm long. Seeds oval, compressed, brown, ca 1.5 x 1 mm.

Fl. & Fr. June - July.

Distrib. India: On dry hill slopes. Jammu & Kashmir.

Central and S.W. Asia.




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