Malcolmia africana (L.) R.Br., Hortus Kew. 4: 121 1812. (Syn: Cheiranthus scaber Moench; Cheiranthus taraxacifolius Balb. [Illegitimate]; Crucifera africana (L.) E.H.L.Krause; Erysimum polyceratum Pall.; Fedtschenkoa stenopetala (Bernh. ex Fisch. & C.A. Mey.) Dvořák; Fedtschenkoa taraxacifolia (Balb.) Dvořák; Hesperis africana L.; Hesperis hispida Schreb. ex Roth (Unresolved); Hesperis jasa Fisch., C.A.Mey. & Avé-Lall. (Unresolved); Hesperis laxa Lam.; Hesperis pachypodium E.Fourn. (Unresolved); Malcolmia africana var. africana ……;  Malcolmia calycina Sennen; Malcolmia divaricata (Fisch.) Fisch.; Malcolmia halophila Gilli; Malcolmia laxa (Lam.) DC.; Malcolmia stenopetala (Bernh. ex Fisch. & C.A. Mey.) Bernh. ex Ledeb.; Malcolmia taraxacifolia DC.; Malcolmia trichocarpa Boiss. & Buhse; Matthiola stenopetala Bernh. ex Ledeb.; Strigosella africana (L.) Botsch. .; Strigosella stenopetala (Bernh. ex Fisch. & C.A. Mey.) Botsch.; Strigosella trichocarpa (Bernh. ex Fisch. & C.A. Mey.) Botsch.; Wilckia africana (L.) F. Muell. ..; Wilckia runcinata (C.A. Mey.) Grossh.; Wilckia stenopetala (Bernh. ex Fisch. & C.A. Mey.) N. Busch); 



Brassicaceae Wek: Strigosella africana (L.) Botsch. from Kashmir: Strigosella africana (L.) Botsch., Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 57:1038. 1972
syn: Malcolmia africana (L.) R. Br.; Hesperis africana L.
Common names: Turkish mustard
Suberect annual herb covered with branched hairs; basal leaves soon withered, cauline leaves elliptic-oblong to oblanceolate, 2-6 cm long, entire or dentate, petiolate, uppermost smaller and subsessile; flowers pink or purple, rarely white on barely up to 3 mm long pedicels thickened in fruit, forming an elonated raceme with straight or zigzag axis; petals 6-10 mm long; siliqua linear, 4-angled, covered with branched trichomes. 
Locally common in Kashmir in dry wastelands, weed of cultivation. Photographed from Srinagar, Kashmir.


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