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Sisymbrium brassiciforme C. Meyer in Ledeb., Fl. Alt. 3. 129. 1831. S. columnae auct. non. Jacq. 1776; Hook. f. & T. Anderson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 150. 1872, p.p.

Annuals, 50 - 90 cm high, erect, slightly branched, glabrous or hairy below; hairs spreading or reflexed. Lower leaves ovate-oblong to lanceolate, runcinate; segments toothed; terminal lobe angled; upper leaves linear, hastate, subsessile to sessile. Racemes 25 - 45-flowered, up to 20 cm long in fruit. Flowers ca 4 mm across, pale yellow; pedicels 4 - 8 mm long. Sepals ca 3 mm long. Petals ca 6 mm long. Stamens ca 5 mm long. Fruits 5 - 9 cm long, spreading, very slender, curved, glabrous or hairy; valves striated, indistinctly costate; style thickened, ca 1 mm long. Seeds oblong, brown.

Fl. & Fr. May - July.

Distrib. India: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, C. Asia and China (Tibet).

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