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Arabidopsis stricta (Cambess.) N. Busch, Fl. Cauc. Crite. 3, 4: 457. 1909. Malcolmia stricta Cambess. in Jaequem., Voy. Bot. Ind. 4: 16. 1844. Sisymbrium strictum (Cambess.) Hook. f. & Thomson in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 5: 161. 1862; Hook. f. & T. Anderson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 149. 1872.


Annuals, 24 - 60 cm high, erect, simple, rigid, scabrid or hairy. Lower leaves linear-oblong to oblong-spathulate, 2.5 - 5.5 x 5 - 15 cm, narrowed into short petiole, sinuate-toothed or entire; upper cauline leaves lanceolate, 1 - 3 x 0.3 - 0.6 cm, sessile or subsessile, subentire. Racemes 25 - 50-flowered, up to 25 cm long. Flowers ca 2 mm across, pale rose-coloured; pedicels 5 - 8 cm loog. Sepals ca 2 mm long. Petals ca 3 mm long. Stamens ca 2 mm long. Fruits erect, curved, terete, 2.5 - 5 cm long, glabrous; valves convex with prominent midrib; style short, tapering. Seeds 20 - 25 in each locule.

Fl. & Fr. April - Aug.

Distrib. India: Open west-facing slopes, 1800 - 3300 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Pakistan, Afghanistan and China (Tibet).





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