Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Cruciferae
Alyssum ligusticum Breistr.

Verified by: Temperate sect. 12 June 2009
Notes: Verified with Flora Europaea vol 1 ed 2. Leaves oblong, lanceolate, silvery hairy with dense stellate hairs. Flowers in dense corymbose clusters. Petals white longer than the erect sepals. Filaments not toothed. 4 nectaries located at the base of the ovary. Silicula latiseptate. Seeds 1 or 2 in each locule. Seeds broadly winged.
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Wild voucher no:                                14 October 1983
Locality: France, Alpes-Maritimes, Tinee Valley, N NW of Isola.
Coordinates:  850m
Field notes: Vertical, limestone cliffs. An attractive, white-flowered shrubby Crucifer to about 20cm, endemic to the area (Arch S.L. 797.200).
Collector: Archibald, J. s.n.

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