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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Brassicales

Familia: Brassicaceae
Tribus: Brassiceae
Genus: Zilla
Species: Z. macroptera – Z. spinosa

Zilla Forssk.,

Type species: Zilla myagroides Forssk., 1775


Forsskål, P. 1775. Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica 121.


Koch, M.A. et al. 2019. Zilla in BrassiBase Tools and biological resources to study characters and traits in the Brassicaceae. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 26.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Zilla. Published online. Accessed: May 26 2019.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Zilla in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 26. Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2019. Zilla. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 26.

Zilla is a genus of plants in the family Brassicaceae, that grows in the Sahara-Arabian extreme deserts, in Northern Africa and the Middle East.

Species include the following, and possibly others:[1]

Zilla macroptera
Zilla spinosa

Formerly placed here:

Physorhynchus chamaerapistrum, formerly Zilla chamaerapistrum and Zilla schouwioides[1]


Their flowers are light violet.

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