2884.000 Coronopus Zinn - Swine-cresses


Description of the genus

Annual to perennial herbs. Leaves pinnately lobed or entire. Flowers in ebracteate racemes, which arise opposite a leaf. Petals whitish, often small or 0. Fertile stamens 2-6. Fruit a flattened 2-lobed silicula, breaking longitudinally into two 1-seeded segments.

Derivation of name: Theophrastus's name, meaning crow's foot, after the leaf shape

Worldwide: 10 species, almost cosmopolitan

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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integrifolius (DC.) Spreng.N,SW,SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Coronopus:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Coronopus
Flora of Zambia: Coronopus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Coronopus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Coronopus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Coronopus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Coronopus
Wikipedia: Coronopus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Coronopus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Coronopus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Coronopus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=614, retrieved 2 July 2022

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