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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Lepidium

anaunau
cress
maca
pepper grass
pepperweed
pepperwort

Hierarchical position of the Genus Lepidium

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
  
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
  
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
  
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
  
   Subclassis  Dilleniidae Takht. ex Reveal & Tahkt.
pub. 1993
  
   SuperOrdo  Capparanae Reveal
pub. Phytologia 76: 3. 1994.
  
   Ordo  Capparales Hutch.
pub. Bull. Misc. Inform. 1924: 122. 29 Mai 1924.
  
   Subordo  Capparineae Engl.
pub. Syllabus, ed. 2: 121. Mai 1898.
  
   Familia  Brassicaceae Burnett
pub. Outl. Bot.: 854, 1093, 1123. Jun 1835, nom. cons.
common name: Cruciferae
  
   Subfamilia  Lepidioideae Leurss.
pub. Handb. Syst. Bot. 2: 614, 621. Nov 1880.
  
   Tribus  Lepidieae DC.
pub. Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 7(1): 240. 20 Apr 1821.
  
   Subtribus  Lepidiinae Sond. in Harv. & Sond.
pub. Fl. Cap. 1: 27. 10-31 Mai 1860.
  
   Genus  Lepidium L.
pub. (1753)
common name: pepperweed
  

Named members of the Genus Lepidium

1
   Species  acutidens (Gray) T.J. Howell
syn. Lepidium dictyotum var. acutidens
2
   Species  africanum (Burm. f.) DC.
common name: African pepperwort
3
   Species  alyssoides Gray
 
4
   Varietas  alyssoides
common name: mesa pepperwort
5
   Varietas  angustifolium (C.L. Hitchc.) Rollins
common name: mesa pepperwort
6
   Varietas  eastwoodiae (Woot.) Rollins
common name: mesa pepperwort
7
   Varietas  junceum Rollins
common name: mesa pepperwort
8
   Species  arbuscula Hbd.
common name: Waianae Range pepperwort
9
   Species  austrinum Small
common name: southern pepperwort
10
   Species  barnebyanum Reveal
common name: Barneby's pepperweed
11
   Species  bidentatum Morton
 
12
   Varietas  owaihiense (Cham. & Schlecht.) Fosberg
common name: Kunana pepperwort
13
   Varietas  remyi (Drake) Fosberg
common name: Remy's pepperweed
14
   Species  bipinnatifidum auct. non Desv.
syn. Lepidium oblongum var. oblongum
15
   Species  bonariense L.
common name: Argentine pepperweed
16
   Species  bourgeauanum Thellung
syn. Lepidium ramosissimum var. bourgeauanum
17
   Species  campestre (L.) Ait. f.
 
18
   Varietas  heterophyllum (S. Wats.) C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium integrifolium var. heterophyllum
19
   Varietas  integrifolium (Nutt.) C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium integrifolium var. integrifolium
20
   Species  crenatum (Greene) Rydb.
common name: alkalai pepperweed
21
   Species  davisii Rollins
common name: Davis' pepperweed
22
   Species  densiflorum Schrad.
 
23
   Varietas  bourgeauanum (Thellung) C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium ramosissimum var. bourgeauanum
24
   Varietas  densiflorum
common name: common pepperweed
25
   Varietas  elongatum (Rydb.) Thellung
common name: tall pepperweed
26
   Varietas  macrocarpum Mulligan
common name: bigseed pepperweed
27
   Varietas  pubecarpum (A. Nels.) Thellung
common name: babyseed pepperweed
28
   Varietas  ramosum (A. Nels.) Thellung
common name: miner's pepperweed
29
   Varietas  typicum Thellung
syn. Lepidium densiflorum var. densiflorum
30
   Species  dictyotum Gray
 
31
   Varietas  acutidens Gray
common name: alkali pepperwort
32
   Varietas  dictyotum
common name: alkali pepperweed
33
   Species  didymum L.
syn. Coronopus didymus
34
   Species  divergens Osterhout
syn. Lepidium ramosissimum var. divergens
35
   Species  draba L.
syn. Cardaria draba
36
   Species  elongatum Rydb.
syn. Lepidium densiflorum var. elongatum
37
   Species  flavum Torr.
 
38
   Varietas  felipense C.L. Hitchc.
common name: yellow pepperweed
39
   Varietas  flavum
common name: yellow pepperweed
40
   Species  fremontii S. Wats.
 
41
   Varietas  fremontii
common name: desert pepperweed
42
   Varietas  stipitatum Rollins
common name: desert pepperweed
43
   Species  graminifolium L.
common name: grassleaf pepperweed
44
   Species  heterophyllum Benth.
common name: purpleanther field pepperweed
45
   Species  hirtum (L.) Sm.
common name: Mediterranean pepperweed
46
   Species  huberi Welsh & Goodrich
common name: Huber's pepperweed
47
   Species  hyssopifolium Desv.
common name: hyssopleaf pepperweed
48
   Species  idahoense Heller
syn. Lepidium virginicum var. medium
49
   Species  integrifolium Nutt.
 
50
   Varietas  heterophyllum S. Wats.
common name: thickleaf pepperweed
51
   Varietas  integrifolium
common name: thickleaf pepperweed
52
   Species  jaredii Brandeg.
 
53
   Subspecies  album Hoover
common name: Panoche pepperweed
54
   Subspecies  jaredii
common name: Jared's pepperweed
55
   Species  jonesii Rydb.
syn. Lepidium montanum var. jonesii
56
   Species  lasiocarpum Nutt.
 
57
   Varietas  georginum (Rydb.) C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium lasiocarpum var. lasiocarpum
58
   Varietas  lasiocarpum
common name: shaggyfruit pepperweed
59
   Varietas  orbiculare (Thellung) C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium austrinum
60
   Varietas  rotundum C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium lasiocarpum var. lasiocarpum
61
   Varietas  typicum C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium lasiocarpum var. lasiocarpum
62
   Varietas  wrightii (Gray) C.L. Hitchc.
common name: Wright's pepperweed
63
   Species  latifolium L.
common name: broadleaved pepperweed
64
   Species  latipes Hook.
 
65
   Varietas  heckardii Rollins
common name: Heckard's pepperweed
66
   Varietas  latipes
common name: San Diego pepperweed
67
   Species  medium Greene
 
68
   Varietas  pubescens (Greene) B.L. Robins.
syn. Lepidium virginicum var. pubescens
69
   Species  menziesii DC.
syn. Lepidium virginicum var. menziesii
70
   Species  meyenii Walp.
common name: maca
71
   Species  montanum Nutt.
 
72
   Varietas  alpinum S. Wats.
common name: alpine pepperweed
73
   Subspecies  alyssoides (Gray) C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium alyssoides var. alyssoides
74
   Varietas  alyssoides (Gray) M.E. Jones
syn. Lepidium alyssoides var. alyssoides
75
   Varietas  angustifolium C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium alyssoides var. angustifolium
76
   Subspecies  canescens (Thellung) C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium montanum var. canescens
77
   Varietas  canescens (Thellung) C.L. Hitchc.
common name: mountain pepperweed
78
   Subspecies  cinereum (C.L. Hitchc.) C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium montanum var. cinereum
79
   Varietas  cinereum (C.L. Hitchc.) Rollins
common name: mountain pepperweed
80
   Varietas  claronense Welsh
common name: mountain pepperweed
81
   Varietas  coloradense Rollins
common name: mountain pepperweed
82
   Subspecies  davisii (Rollins) C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium davisii
83
   Subspecies  demissum C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium barnebyanum
84
   Varietas  eastwoodiae (Woot.) C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium alyssoides var. eastwoodiae
85
   Varietas  glabrum C.L. Hitchc.
common name: mountain pepperweed
86
   Varietas  heterophyllum (S. Wats.) C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium integrifolium var. heterophyllum
87
   Varietas  integrifolium (Nutt.) C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium integrifolium var. integrifolium
88
   Varietas  jonesii (Rydb.) C.L. Hitchc.
common name: Jones' pepperweed
89
   Varietas  montanum
common name: mountain pepperweed
90
   Varietas  neeseae Welsh & Reveal
common name: Elizabeth's pepperweed
91
   Varietas  nevadense Rollins
common name: mountain pepperweed
92
   Varietas  papilliferum (Henderson) C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium papilliferum
93
   Varietas  spathulatum (B.L. Robins.) C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium crenatum
94
   Varietas  stelliae Welsh & Reveal
syn. Lepidium montanum var. cinereum
95
   Varietas  tenellum (L.O. Williams) C.L. Hitchc.
common name: mountain pepperweed
96
   Varietas  wyomingense (C.L. Hitchc.) C.L. Hitchc.
common name: mountain pepperweed
97
   Species  nanum S. Wats.
common name: dwarf pepperweed
98
   Species  neglectum Thellung
syn. Lepidium densiflorum var. densiflorum
99
   Species  nitidum Nutt.
 
100
   Varietas  howellii C.L. Hitchc.
common name: Howell's pepperweed
101
   Varietas  insigne Greene
syn. Lepidium nitidum var. nitidum
102
   Varietas  nitidum
common name: shining pepperweed
103
   Varietas  oreganum (T.J. Howell ex Greene) C.L. Hitchc.
common name: shining pepperweed
104
   Species  oblongum Small
 
105
   Varietas  insulare C.L. Hitchc.
common name: veiny pepperweed
106
   Varietas  oblongum
common name: veiny pepperweed
107
   Species  orbiculare St. John
syn. Lepidium serra
108
   Species  ostleri Welsh & Goodrich
common name: Ostler's pepperweed
109
   Species  owaihiense Cham. & Schlecht.
syn. Lepidium bidentatum var. owaihiense
110
   Species  oxycarpum Torr. & Gray
common name: forked pepperweed
111
   Species  papilliferum (Henderson) A. Nels. & J.F. Macbr.
common name: Idaho pepperweed
112
   Species  paysonii Rollins
common name: Payson's pepperweed
113
   Species  perfoliatum L.
common name: clasping pepperweed
114
   Species  pinnatifidum Ledeb.
common name: featherleaf pepperweed
115
   Species  pinnatisectum (O.E. Schulz) C.L. Hitchc.
common name: tansy pepperweed
116
   Species  pubecarpum A. Nels.
syn. Lepidium densiflorum var. pubecarpum
117
   Species  pubescens auct. non Desv.
syn. Lepidium strictum
118
   Species  ramosissimum A. Nels.
 
119
   Varietas  bourgeauanum (Thellung) Rollins
common name: Bourgeau's pepperweed
120
   Varietas  divergens (Osterhout) Rollins
common name: manybranched pepperweed
121
   Varietas  ramosissimum
common name: manybranched pepperweed
122
   Species  ramosum A. Nels.
syn. Lepidium densiflorum var. ramosum
123
   Species  remyi Drake
syn. Lepidium bidentatum var. remyi
124
   Species  repens (Schrenk) Boiss.
syn. Cardaria chalapensis
125
   Species  ruderale L.
common name: roadside pepperweed
126
   Species  sativum L.
common name: pepperweed, garden cress, curled cress, pepper grass
  
127
   Species  schinzii Thellung
common name: Schinz's pepperweed
128
   Species  serra Mann
common name: anaunau
129
   Species  smithii Hook.
syn. Lepidium heterophyllum
130
   Species  sordidum Gray
common name: sordid pepperweed
131
   Species  squamatum Forsk.
syn. Coronopus squamatus
132
   Species  strictum (S. Wats.) Rattan
common name: upright pepperweed
133
   Species  texanum Buckl.
syn. Lepidium densiflorum var. densiflorum
134
   Species  thurberi Woot.
common name: Thurber's pepperweed
135
   Species  virginicum L.
common name: Viginia peppergrass
  
 
136
   Varietas  medium (Greene) C.L. Hitchc.
common name: medium pepperweed
137
   Varietas  menziesii (DC.) C.L. Hitchc.
common name: Menzies' pepperweed
138
   Varietas  pubescens (Greene) Thellung
common name: hairy pepperweed
139
   Varietas  robinsonii (Thellung) C.L. Hitchc.
common name: Robinson's pepperweed
140
   Varietas  typicum C.L. Hitchc.
syn. Lepidium virginicum var. virginicum
141
   Varietas  virginicum
common name: Virginia pepperweed

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

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For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.

 

Last reviewed November 01, 2004   

 

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