Scientific Name:
Lepidium coronopus (L.) Al-Shehbaz, Novon 14: 156 (2004)
  • Cochlearia coronopus L., Sp. Pl. 648 (1753)
  • = Lepidium squamatum Forssk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 117 (1775)
  • Coronopus squamatus (Forssk.) Asch., Fl. Brandenburg 62 (1860)

Foetid annual or biennial with short-lived rosette and procumbent glabrous or papillate stems to 40 cm long. Lvs 1–2-pinnatifid, narrow-oblong to ovate, glabrous or papillate, (1.5)–3–8 × (0.5)–1.5–3 cm. Racemes 1–2–(3) cm long; rachis glabrous or papillate; pedicels spreading, 1–1.5 mm long. Sepals c. 1 mm long. Petals white, slightly > sepals. Stamens usually 6. Silicle broader than long, apiculate, subacute, cordate at base, 2–3 × 3–4 mm; valves coarsely warty, not separating at maturity, corky; stigma small; style conic, 0.25 mm long. Seed comma-shaped, light brown, c. 1.5 mm long.

[From: Webb et al. (1985) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4 as Coronopus squamatus (Forssk.) Asch.]

Al-Shehbaz, I. A. 2004: Novelties and notes on miscellaneous Asian Brassicaceae. Novon 14(2): 153–157.
Al-Shehbaz, I. A.; Mummenhoff, K.; Appel, O. 2002: Cardaria, Coronopus, and Stroganowia are United with Lepidium (Brassicaceae). Novon 12: 5–11. [as Coronopus squamatus (Forssk.) Asch.; Lepidium squamatum Forssk.]
Ascherson, P.F.A. 1860-1864: Flora der Provinz Brandenburg. Vol. 1.
de Lange, P.J.; Heenan, P.B.; Houliston, G.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Mitchell, A.D. 2013: New Lepidium (Brassicaceae) from New Zealand. PhytoKeys 24: 1–147.
Forsskål, P. 1775: Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica. Möller, Copenhagen.
Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.