Rorippa Scop.

Name derivation uncertain

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs rarely aquatic. Leaves simple or divided. Flowers in terminal clusters, inner sepals with sacs; stamens mostly 6, rarely 4. Fruit a siliqua, mostly linear and beakless, the valves with an inconspicuous midvein; seeds usually in 2 rows in each chamber.

Yellow flowers; seeds in 2 rows in each chamber.

About 70 species, cosmopolitan (Australia has 4 endemic species and 3 species naturalised).

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Brassicaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Brassicales
family       Brassicaceae
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