Genus Alliaria Scop.


Scop., Fl. Cam. ed. 1 (1760) 515.

Fam: Cruciferae Juss. (Brassicaceae) 
Genus:  Alliaria Scop.
English Name: Garlic mustard


Annual or biennial plant with erect stems with upright leafy stalks, naked or spread unbranched hairs at the bottom. Leaves intact, with stalk, triangular or heart-kidney-rounded, wavy or jagged dumb fine sawtooth. Clusters simple or branched, with or without bracts. Sepals erect, without a bulky extension at the base. Petals white, elongated back ovate, with short claw, twice longer than the calyx. Stamens 6, flat ribbon-handles without teeth at the base. Nectar glands, surrounding the base of short stamens, are joined with those located outside of the larger stamens and form more or less closed loop. Ovary seated. The bar short, conical clear, with a low discoid or hemispherical whole stigma. Fruit linear four ridged pointed pod. Protruding flaps with a strong convex mean streak and two thin side. The bund is thin, transparent, with elongated cells, with wavy walls. Seeds 3 - 4 mm long, single-breasted, elongated to nearly cylindrical, in cross section round. Mucilage black brown, rough, with longitudinal striations, when wetting is not covered with mucus.

Autonomous self-pollinating plants; rarely visited by diffirent insects.
¹ developed a Iv. Asenov.

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Alliaria is a genus of flowering plants in the mustard family Brassicaceae.[1]
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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References: „Флора на НР България”, том IV, БАН, София, (1070), Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Distribution in Bulgaria: (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.

This genus is represented in Bulgaria with only one species:

Alliaria petiolata (M. B.) Cavara et Grande - Garlic mustard, Garlic root, ...


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