Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

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Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. in Holl. & Heynh., Fl. Sachs. 1: 538. 1842. Arabis thaliana L., Sp. Pl. 665. 1753. Sisymbrium thalianum (L.) Gay & Monnard in Gandin, Fl. Helv. 4: 348. 1829; Hook. f. & T. Anderson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 148. 1872.


Herbs, 7 - 30 cm high, erect, branched, hispid with simple or forked hairs, or glabrus, Radical leaves rosulate, obovate, petiolate, 1.5 - 7.5 x 0.5 - 0.8 cm; cauline leaves oblong or linear, remote, cuneate below, entire, sessile, 0.5 - 1.2 x 0.1 - 0.2 cm. Racemes 10 - 20 cm long in fruit, slender. Flowers white, ca 2 mm across; pedicels 6 - 7 mm long, spreading or descending. Sepals ca 2 mm long. Petals white, ca 3 mm long. Stamens 1- 2 mm long. Fruits narrow, linear, glabrous, 0.8 - 2 cm long; valves 1-nerved, convex, Seeds ca 20 in each locule.

Fl. & Fr. April - June.

Distrib. India: Shady moist grassy slopes along stream sides, 1400 - 3800 m. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim.

Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, temperate Asia and Mediterranean region of Europe.




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