Sisymbrium irio L.
Pertinent Synonyms & Notes (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other synonyms)
Norta irio (L.) Britt.
Pertinent Common Names (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other common names)
Primary Disseminule Type
Description (diagnostics are in brown)
Fruit a many-seeded, dehiscent silique, linear-cylindric, straight or slightly curved, flexible, glabrous, (2.5)3–4(5) cm long x 0.9–1.1 wide, without conspicuous beak.
Seed ovoid to oblong in outline, compressed, cross-section ovoid to bilobed, 0.7–1 mm long x 0.5–0.6 mm wide x 0.3–0.4 mm thick, with an indistinct longitudinal groove on both faces delineating the radicle from the cotyledons. Surface glabrous, minutely reticulate-papillate, shiny, tan to yellowish-brown with 2 reddish spots at the hilar end.
Hilum in a notch, white funiculus often present.
Embryo bent, cotyledons incumbent to obliquely incumbent, 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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