2949.000 Brassica L.

Description of the genus

Annual or biennial herbs (in ours). Flowers yellow in ebracteate racemes. Sepals erect, inner pair saccate. Petals 4, contracted at base into a claw. Stamens 6. Fruit a beaked siliqua with 2 valves, each valve with 1 prominent vein; beak with 0-3 seeds. Seeds in 1 series, ± spherical.

Worldwide: 35 species in Eurasia and the Mediterranean

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
juncea (L.) Czern.Description, Image
rapa L.

Other sources of information about Brassica:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Brassica
Flora of Mozambique: Brassica
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Brassica
Flora of Zambia: Brassica
Flora of Zimbabwe: Brassica

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Brassica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brassica
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Brassica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brassica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brassica

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Brassica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=620, retrieved 28 May 2016

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