Vella (plant)

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Vella spinosa (Cazorla V-2006) 3.jpg
Vella spinosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Vella
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Vella is a genus of plants in the family Brassicaceae, under which there are no fewer than six species.[2] Species are many branched, and have hairy, sessile, entire leaves that are narrower in width at their bases, widening out to form ovals. Fruits are stiff follicles.[3] Vella is endemic to that area of land encompassing Algeria, Morocco, and Spain.[4]

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  1. ^ The genus Vella, as well as the type V. pseudocytisus, were originally described and published in Species Plantarum 2: 641. 1753. "Name - Vella L.". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved November 28, 2012. Type Specimens: T: Vella pseudocytisus L. 
  2. ^ a b "TPL, treatment of Vella". The Plant List; Version 1. (published on the internet). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden. 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ Carl Linnaeus (1753), Species Plantarum (in Latin), 2, p. 641, retrieved November 28, 2012, Planta frutescens, Foliis integris, sessilibus, hirtis, obverse, ovatis, Folliculis erectis. 
  4. ^ Manuel B. Crespo, Segundo Ríos, José L. Vivero, Josefa Prados, Esteban Hernández-Bermejo, and M. Dolores Lledó (2005), "A new spineless species of Vella (Brassicaceae) from the high mountains of south-eastern Spain" (PDF), Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 149: 121–128 

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