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Arabidopsis taraxacifolia (T. Anderson) Jafri in Fl. W. Pakistan 55: 274. 1973. Arabis taraxacifolia T. Anderson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 136. 1872.


Herbs, annual, 15 - 20 cm high, spreading, much-branched, hairy. Radical leaves lyrate-pinnatifid or lobed, 4 - 6-jugate, 4 - 8 x 0.5 - 1.5 cm, hairy; terminal lobes large, rounded, entire, rarely toothed; laterals short, narrow, entire, obtuse. Cauline leaves few, lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate, entire or sinuate, sessile. Racemes 10 - 20-flowered, up to 15 cm long in fruit. Flowers ca 4 mm across; pedicels slender, suberect, 1.2 - 2.5 cm long. Sepals pubescent or glabrous. Petals narrowly oblong, ca 5 mm long, pale rose or white. Fruits linear, flattened, 3.5 - 6 cm long, suberect, horizontal or decurved, glabrous; style long, acute; valves thin, veinless. Seeds ca 1 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. April - June.

Distrib. India: Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

Pakistan.




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