Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.

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Brassica juncea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, by Glenara Avenue South

Brassica juncea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, by Glenara Avenue South,

Brassica juncea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, by Glenara Avenue South,

Brassica juncea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, by Glenara Avenue South,

Brassica juncea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare.

Brassica juncea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare.

Brassica juncea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare.

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Synonyms: Sinapis juncea L.
Common names: Chinese mustard (English) Indian mustard (English)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Introduced
Description:
Annual herb, up to 70 cm tall. Leaves varying from deeply pinnatifid to almost entire, slightly blue-green, mostly hairless. Flowers in elongated terminal heads, yellow. Fruit narrowly cylindric, 2.5-5 cm long, tapering to a beaked apex.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: juncea: Juncus- or rush-like
Habitat: Disturbed areas
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Originally native to Asia but grown almost worldwide as a vegetable and occasionally found as a naturalised escape.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 1 July 2012
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 147.

Exell, A.W. (1960). Brassicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 186.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 30.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 41.


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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: Species information: Brassica juncea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124170, retrieved 4 December 2016

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