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Diplotaxis erucoides   (White Wall Rocket)


Diplotaxis erucoides   (BRASSICACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Mar-2003 (last update: 2-Jan-2020)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2-Jan-2020) Diplotaxis erucoides retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 21-Sep-2021

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Diplotaxis erucoides (L.) DC.
Published in Reg. Veg. Syst. Nat. 2: 631 (1821)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

No Main Synonyms

Plant Family :

Brassicaceae Juss. (=Cruciferae) (The Mustard or Cress Family)
47 species from the Brassicaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

White Wall Rocket, White Rocket

Maltese name(s) :

Ġarġir abjad

Status for Malta :

Indigenous. Present on the Maltese islands before man

Frequency :

Very Common     Common    Frequent    Scarce     Rare    Very rare    Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: THEROPHYTE ( annual plants, herbaceous )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection :

Not legally protected at present

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

September – June

Colour of Flowers:

White

Name Derivation :

Diplotaxis: Arranged in two ranks or rows, with reference to the placement of seeds in the fruit pod. (Greek origin )
erucoides:


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Ruderal, especially close to agricultural area and anthropogenic activity.
Preferred habitat in Malta: Fields, waysides, traffic islands, places with plenty of soil.
Botanical Description: Annual or overwintering 5-50 cm; stems 1 or many, erect or ascending, leafy. Leaves of two types, the lower 5-15 cm, in a lax basal rosette, oblong-lyrate or pinnatisect, with 6-10 lobes, or the lowermost more or less entire or irregularly toothed; upper leaves sessile, more or less amplexicaul; all with sparse, slender hairs. Petals (5-)7-13 mm, white, violet-veined or becoming violet after anthesis. Siliqua (10-)18-50 x 1.5-3 mm, ascending, with a usually 1-seeded, conical beak up to 6 mm and almost as wide as the valves; gynophore more or less absent.
Chromosome number: 2n=14
Distributional range: S.W. Europe, extending eastwards to S.E. Italy

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):
the Balaeric Islands, Corse, France (incl. Monaco and Channel Islands but excluding Corse), Spain (incl. Andorra but excl. the Balaerics), Italy (excl. Sicily and Sardignia), Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily and/or Malta
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
Ag Bl Co Eg Ga(F) Hs(S) IJ It Ju LS Lu Ma Rm Sa Si(M S) Sn Tn Tu(A) [Ct Gr He Hu No Sl]

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Species Images (49 images)
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