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Last updated 7/18/2013 by David Giblin.
Lepidium chalepense L.[FNA7, HC2]
chalapa hoarycress, lens-podded hoarycress, Asian white-top

Publication: Cent. Pl. II. 23. 1756.

Origin: Introduced from Asia

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA7: "From the synonymy above, it is evident that the disposition of Lepidium chalepense has varied: more than one species (e.g., R. C. Rollins 1940; G. A. Mulligan and C. Frankton 1962), one species (e.g., Rollins 1993), a variety of Lepidium (Cardaria) draba (N. H. Holmgren 2005b), or a synonym of the latter species (C. L. Hitchcock 1936). In our opinion, the differences in fruit morphology and chromosome number justify its recognition as a distinct species."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Cardaria chalapensis (L.) Hand.-Maz., orthographic variant[HC]
Cardaria chalepensis (L.) Hand.-Mazz.
Cardaria draba (L.) Desv. ssp. chalapensis (L.) O.E. Schulz, orthographic variant[ILBC2]
Cardaria draba (L.) Desv. var. repens (Schrenk) O.E. Schulz[VPPNW2]
Lepidium draba L. ssp. chalapensis (L.) Thell.[Stace 1997]
Lepidium repens (Schrenk) Boiss.[Abrams]