Hirschfeldia incana (L.) Lagr.-Fossat
Pertinent Synonyms & Notes (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other synonyms)
Brassica geniculata (Desf.) J. Ball, B. adpressa (Moench) Boiss.
Pertinent Common Names (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other common names)
shortpod mustard, hoary mustard
Primary Disseminule Type
Description (diagnostics are in brown)
Fruit a multi-seeded, dehiscent silique, usually glabrous, longitudinally striate, cylindrical, with distinct beak that is swollen at the base, 0.7–1.5(1.7) cm long (including beak) x 1–1.7(2) mm wide.
Seed ovoid to squarish-oblong in outline, compressed, cross-section broadly elliptic, both faces longitudinally convex, 0.9–1.5 mm long x (0.6)0.8–0.9 mm wide x 0.6–0.7 mm thick, with or without a longitudinal groove on each face indicating the position of the radicle. Surface glabrous, reticulated with large interspaces ± aligned in rows, interspaces minutely pitted, semi-glossy, reddish-brown with a darker (sometimes black) circular marking over the cotyledons at the hilar end of the seed.
Hilum in a notch, white funiculus often present.
Embryo bent, cotyledons conduplicate, endosperm lacking.
Risk Assessment (codes in yellow or red indicate cause for concern; assessments are current as of mid-2011; click AUQP, NZBORIC, or NZBPI for access to the most recent versions of these databases and possible assessment changes)
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