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 taxa.
Other sources of information about Brassica:
Our websites:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated BrassicaFlora of Mozambique
| cultivated BrassicaFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): BrassicaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: BrassicaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for BrassicaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): BrassicaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Brassica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=620, retrieved 12 December 2013