Heart-Pod Penny-Cress
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Heart-Pod Penny-Cress
ative Photo: Gurcharan Singh
Common name: Heart-Pod Penny-Cress
Botanical name: Neurotropis platycarpa    Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard family)
Synonyms: Thlaspi kotschyanum, Thlaspi brevicaule, Thlaspi cardiocarpum

Heart-Pod Penny-Cress is similar to Field Penny-Cress. The fruits are broadly winged throughout length, but are prominently inverted heart-shaped. The plant is shorter and has much smaller entire leaves barely longer than 3 cm. Flowers are smaller, barely 2.5-3 mm in diameter. Heart-Pod Penny-Cress is found in C and SW Asia to Afghanistan, Pakistan and NW Himalayas.

Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh Photographed enrouteto Gulmarg, Kashmir.

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