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

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
oleracea L. Lk
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 Zimbabwe: Brassica
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Brassica.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=620, retrieved 30 September 2023

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