Rorippa cochlearioides (Roth) Al-Shehbaz & Jonsell, Novon 10(4): 344–345 2000. (syn: Alyssum cochlearioides Roth; Cochlearia cochlearioides (Roth) Santapau & Maheshw.; Cochlearia flava Buch.-Ham. ex Royle; Trochiscus cochlearioides (Roth) O.E. Schulz);
India: Upper and lower Gangetic Plains and Gujarat as per BSI Flora of India;


Brassicaceae Herb for Id-NS March, 2017- 01 : 11 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Please suggest the identity of this Cruciferous herb, recorded this month from my native place in District Kaithal, Haryana..
I could not fit this into anything known to me..

Did you try with comparative images at Brassicaceae ?

Thanks …, Yes the page is quite rich, but I still have to go through.. Will do it and report back at the earliest..!!

Pl. check for any Lepidium species (though not appearing to match with any species so far in efi) as per comparative images at Brassicaceae 

Is there any possibility of this being Cochlearia cochlearioides as per BSI’s efloraindia…??
Additionally, this taxon is already reported from Haryana..
The information can be seen here, the flowering and fruiting period, however, disagrees with my specimen.

Thanks, …, for the id.

To me also matches with high resolution specimen from GBIF and fruiting period as per the following:
GBIF specimen: one, two and three

Thanks … for further confirmation and links..!!  I think there are not enough images of living specimens on internet to compare..

Images are pretty clear, inflorescence elongated in fruit, stamens 6 (or doubtfully more), fruit nearly globose. The Flora of India key takes to L. obtusum, but elongated inflorescence (in fruit) and leaves don’t seem to match. Do we have an alternative genus?

Sir, I think the id is resolved as Rorippa cochlearioides..





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Cochlearia cochlearioides (Brassicaceae) Is a Rorippa Novon A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature 10(4):344 · December 2000 (Abstract- The Indian endemic Cochlearia cochlearioides, initially described as an Alyssum, is transferred to Rorippa, and the new combination R. cochlearioides (Roth) Al-Shehbaz & Jonsell is proposed)