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Kleine varkenskers stukje plant Coronopus didymus.jpg
Coronopus didymus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Coronopus

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Lepidium (accepted name)[1]

Coronopus is a synonym for the accepted genus name Lepidium.[1] It was applied to some species of flowering plants in the cabbage and mustard family Brassicaceae known commonly as swinecress or wartcress. These are generally low spreading annual herbaceous plants with many long stems, deeply lobed leaves and small white flowers.[2]:405 They have a strong scent, smelling like garden cress, Lepidium sativum, when crushed.[3]:98 Lepidium squamatus may be native to the Mediterranean but Lepidium didymum may be native to South America.[4] Both species are widespread weedy introduced species in other areas.[2]

Species include:


  1. ^ a b "Coronopus". The Plant List. Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  2. ^ a b Stace, C. A. (2010). New Flora of the British Isles (Third ed.). Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521707725. 
  3. ^ Blamey, M.; Fitter, R.; Fitter, A (2003). Wild flowers of Britain and Ireland: The Complete Guide to the British and Irish Flora. London: A & C Black. ISBN 978-1408179505. 
  4. ^ "Online Atlas of the British & Irish flora: Coronopus didymus (Lesser swine cress)". London, U.K.: Biological Records Centre and Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Lepidium coronopus (L.) Al-Shehbaz is an accepted name". 23 March 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 

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