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Descurainia Webb & Berth., nom. cons.

Herbs, annual or biennial, erect, pubescent with simple or branched hairs. Leaves 2 - 3-pinnatisect, sessile or petioled. Racemes many-flowered, ebracteate. Flowers small, yellow or cream-coloured; pedicels filiform. Sepals and petals more or less equal. Stamens 6. Lateral nectar glands semiannular or almost annular; middle nectar glands joining the laterals. Ovary linear, many-ovuled Fruits linear, cylindrical, often upcurved; valves 1-veined. Seeds 1 - 2-seriate.

Chiefly American; about 40 species, 1 in India.

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