Lepidium apetalum ?
  
 

 

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Brassicaceae Week :: 11092011-PKA7- :: Lepidium sp??: Seen this herb on the way to Rohtang Pass from Manali.
Date/Time: 11-09-2011 / 01:15PM
Location: Manali region: Altitude approx: 7500 ft.
Plant Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild
Earlier we had discussed this plant and it was concluded that this could be some Lipidium sp. Sharing this once again for ongoing Brassicaceae week.


… most probably Lepidium apetalum.


 

 

ID request-131011-PKA1: Seen this herb on the way to Rohtang Pass from Manali.
Date/Time: 11-09-2011 / 01:15PM
Location: Manali region: Altitude approx: 7500 ft.
Plant Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild


Capsella bursa-pastoris? or may be other species of Capsella..


As … said this can be Capsella bursa-pastoris or any close species to the said plant.


I was also going to type that, till I saw notification of your mail, and this gave me time to think.

It is not Capsella, rather Thlaspi, the leaves are not clear (unlike … usual photographs) but short style and nearly orbicular fruits suggest T. arvense.
Capsella has a broad nearly triangular notch of fruit.


I stand corrected Sir Ji thanks for pointing out the difference


Thlaspi arvense only, from fruit and style.

… how did you get confused about Capsella bursa-pastoris, the shepherd’s purse? Here it is


I got confused after seeing from the top view.


Thank you …, I was not attentive. This is not Capsella.


It looks like Lepidium to me, I may be wrong though.
L. apetalum: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/2561100612/
Thlapsi arvense: http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/plants/pennycress.htm


… plant is not L. apetalum in which petals are rudimentary or absent and fruits hardly 2-2.5 mm. Please check my mails on Lepidium. The same plant of …  is labelled at L. viginicum at FOI and L. apetalum at Flicker. That plant as already written by me is neither of these two. It is L. sativum.
Two things have been worrying me right from the begining the leaves (which are not focussed) and smaller plants, and in that respect (here … may be right): my plant on FOI as Lepidium sativum, … L. apetalum on Flicker and … L. virginicum on FOI are I think same plant, and it is Lepidium sativum.


Thanks … for the explanation. This will lead to some resolutions, I think.


Many thanks … for clarifying and correcting my plant’s ID.


May be Lepidium apetalum ? as per this thread.


   

 
 

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