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Thlaspi perfoliatum   (Perfoliate Penny Cress)


Thlaspi perfoliatum   (BRASSICACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Oct-2010 (last update: 2-Jan-2020)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2-Jan-2020) Thlaspi perfoliatum retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 21-Sep-2021

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Thlaspi perfoliatum L.
Published in Sp. Pl. 646 (1753)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Thlaspi rotundifolium
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life] [Worldplants.de]

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) :

Perfoliate Penny Cress

Maltese name(s) :

Maltese name not known

Status for Malta :

Casual or accidental alien. Species that was introduced in Malta rather recently and normally it is short-lived or resticted to small populations for a short time, without becoming widespread or invasive.

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) :

Threatened status for the Maltese Islands and has been listed in the Red Data Book (1st ed.)

Flowering Time :

January – June

Colour of Flowers:

White

Name Derivation :

Thlaspi:
perfoliatum:


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: In open vegetation on limestone, loess and base-rich loams, and a weed of arable land and waste places
Preferred habitat in Malta: Escapee close to its source of cultivation
Botanical Description: Annual 5-20(-30) cm, glabrous, glaucous. Basal leaves forming a loose rosette, obovate, petiolate; upper cauline leaves ovate-cordate, sessile, with rounded, amplexicaul auricles; all entire or sinuate-denticulate. Sepals 1-1.7 mm, with broad, white margins; petals 1.5-3 mm, white; stamens shorter than the petals; anthers yellow. Silicula 3-7 mm, broadly obcordate, convex beneath; wing wider above, up to 1.5 mm wide; style c. 0.3 mm, included within the wide and fairly deep notch. Seeds 3 or 4 in each loculus, almost smooth.
Chromosome number: 2n=14, 42, 70
Distributional range: Europe northwards to c. 60° N. in Sweden

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):
All Europe except the Azores, Faroe Islands, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Svalbard archipelago
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
? AE(G) Ag Al Ar Au(A) Be(B L) BH Bl(M) Br Bu Cg Co Cr Cs Ct Cy Da Es Ga(F) Ge Gr He Ho Hs(A S) Hu IJ It Li LS Lt Lu Ma Mk Mo Po Rf Rm Sa Si(M S) Sk Sl Sr Tn Tu(A E) Uk(K U) [Lt Po Su]

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