Dimorphocarpa candicans

(Rafinesque) Rollins

Cruciferae Continental N. Amer., 361. 1993.

Basionym: Iberis candicans Rafinesque Atlantic J. 1: 146. 1832
Synonyms: Dimorphocarpa palmeri (Payson) Rollins Dithyrea wislizeni var. palmeri Payson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 7. Treatment on page 605.

Annuals or biennials. Stems unbranched proximally, branched distally, (3–)4–8(–10) dm. Basal leaves: petiole 1–4(–6) cm; blade lanceolate to oblong or ovate, (2–)4–8(–10) cm × (10–)15–25(–40) mm, base cuneate to obtuse, margins dentate. Cauline leaves (distal) sessile; blade usually ovate to narrowly oblong, rarely lanceolate, base obtuse to truncate, margins entire, sometimes repand. Fruiting pedicels divaricate, (8–)10–16(–20) mm. Flowers: sepals 3.5–5 × 1–1.5 mm, pubescent abaxially; petals white or lavender, (7–)8–10(–12) × 4–6(–7) mm, attenuate to claw, claw 2–3 mm, not expanded basally; filaments lavender or white, 3–4 mm; anthers 1–1.5 mm. Fruits: each valve suborbicular or orbicular, (7–)8–10 × (6–)7–10 mm, base rounded, apex truncate, with or without narrow margin beyond indurated part surrounding seeds, glabrous or pubescent; style (0.3–)0.6–1(–1.2) mm. Seeds suborbicular-ovoid, 3–4 × 2.5–3 mm. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering Apr–Sep.
Habitat: Sandy hills and plains, prairies, sand dunes
Elevation: 100-800 m


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Kans., N.Mex., Okla., Tex.


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Lower Taxa

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Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz +
(Rafinesque) Rollins +
Iberis candicans +
Kans. +, N.Mex. +, Okla. +  and Tex. +
100-800 m +
Sandy hills and plains, prairies, sand dunes +
Flowering Apr–Sep. +
Cruciferae Continental N. Amer., +
Dimorphocarpa palmeri +  and Dithyrea wislizeni var. palmeri +
Dimorphocarpa candicans +
Dimorphocarpa +
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