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.

Brassica juncea

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

Other sources of information about Brassica:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brassica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Brassica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brassica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Brassica
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Brassica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brassica
JSTOR Plant Science: Brassica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brassica
Plants of the World Online: Brassica
Tropicos: Brassica
Wikipedia: Brassica

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Brassica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=620, retrieved 18 May 2024

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