Iberis L.
  • Sp. Pl. 2: 648. 1753. (1 May 1753)
  • Candytuft [Name used by Dioscorides for an Iberian plant]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Iberis L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000018920. Accessed on: 21 Sep 2021'

General Information

18. Iberis L.

Por I.A.Al-Shehbaz y S.Fuentes-Soriano.

Hierbas anuales, bianuales o perennes, algunas vecessubarbustos. Tricomas ausentes o simples. Tallos erectos o decumbentes. Hojascaulinares pecioladas o sésiles, no auriculadas, enteras o dentadas apinnatífidas. Racimos numerosos con múltiples flores, a veces solo ligeramentealargados en fruto. Sépalos ovados, erectos a ascendentes, caducos; pétalosobovados a oblanceolados, unguiculados, el par adaxial menor que el par abaxialhaciendo las flores zigomorfas, blancos o rosados a color púrpura; estambres 6,tetradínamos; nectarios 4, 1 en cada lado de los estambres laterales, medialesausentes; óvulos 2 por ovario. Silículas dehiscentes, orbiculares, ovadas aobcordiformes, marcadamente angustiseptas, sésiles, no segmentadas, aladas;valvas carinadas; replo redondeado; septo completo; estilo conspicuo; estigmacapitado, entero o bilobado; semillas frecuentemente aladas, orbiculares areniformes, aplanadas, mucilaginosas o no cuando se humedecen. 27 spp. Sur deEuropa y suroeste de Asia; cultivado y naturalizado en todo el mundo.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora Mesoamericana
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • 2
    • ]. 

    Annuals, perennials, or subshrubs [biennials]; not scapose; glabrous or pubescent. Stems erect or decumbent, often branched distally. Leaves cauline and sometimes basal; petiolate or sessile; basal rosulate or not, sessile [petiolate], blade (somewhat fleshy), margins entire [dentate to pinnatifid]; cauline petiolate or sessile, blade margins entire, dentate, or pinnatifid. Racemes (corymbose), elongated or not in fruit. Fruiting pedicels spreading, divaricate, descending, or ascending, slender. Flowers: sepals ascending [erect], ovate or oblong; petals (zygomorphic, outer [abaxial] pair larger than inner [adaxial] pair), white or pink to purple, obovate [oblanceolate], claw often distinct; stamens tetradynamous; filaments not dilated basally; anthers ovate or oblong, (apex obtuse); nectar glands (4), lateral, 1 on each side of lateral stamen. Fruits sessile, (winged), suborbicular or ovate [obcordate], not torulose, keeled, strongly angustiseptate; valves not veined, (winged), glabrous; replum rounded; septum complete; ovules 2 per ovary; stigma capitate, entire or 2-lobed. Seeds flattened, often winged, ovate [orbicular to reniform]; seed coat mucilaginous or not when wetted; cotyledons accumbent. x = 7, 8, 9, 11.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Candytuft [Name used by Dioscorides for an Iberian plant]

     Information From

    Brassicaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
    Flora Mesoamericana
    http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/fm/
    Gerrit Davidse, Mario Sousa Sánchez, A. O. Chater, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Instituto de Biología, Missouri Botanical Garden, Natural History Museum (London, England) UNAM, 1994
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).