Brassica oleracea L.

 
  • Family : BRASSICACEAE
    (Mustard Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : SARSON FAMILY (सरसों फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Brassicaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Brassica alba Boiss.; Brassica alboglabra L.H.Bailey; Brassica arborea Steud.; Brassica bullata Pasq.; Brassica capitala DC. ex H.Lév.; Brassica cauliflora Garsault; Brassica caulorapa (DC.) Pasq.; Brassica cephala DC. ex H.Lév.; Brassica fimbriata Steud.; Brassica gemmifera H.Lév.; Brassica laciniata Steud.; Brassica maritima DC. ex Tardent; Brassica millecapitata H.Lév.; Brassica muscovita Steud.; Brassica odorata Schrank ex Steud.; Brassica oleracea subsp. acephala (DC.) Metzg.; Brassica oleracea subsp. bullata (DC.) Metzg.; Brassica oleracea var. capitata L.; Brassica oleracea subsp. caulorapa (DC.) Metzg.; Brassica oleracea var. costata DC.; Brassica oleracea convar. costata (DC.) Gladis ex Diederichsen; Brassica oleracea subsp. fruticosa Metzg.; Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera DC.; Brassica oleracea convar. gemmifera (DC.) Gladis ex Diederichsen; Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes L.; Brassica oleracea var. kashmiriana Naqshi & Javeid; Brassica oleracea var. laciniata L.; Brassica oleracea subsp. laevis Metzg.; Brassica oleracea var. palmifolia DC.; Brassica oleracea var. rubra L.; Brassica oleracea var. sabauda L.; Brassica oleracea var. sabellica L.; Brassica oleracea var. viridis L.; Brassica peregrina Steud.; Brassica quercifolia DC. ex H.Lév.; Brassica rubra Steud.; Brassica sabellica Pers.; Brassica suttoniana H.Lév.; Brassica sylvestris (L.) Mill.; Crucifera brassica E.H.L.Krause; Napus oleracea (L.) K.F.Schimp. & Spenn.; Rapa rotunda Mill.; Raphanus brassica Crantz; Raphanus brassica-officinalis Crantz; Raphanus erucoides L.f.; Sinapis brassicata L.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Brassica oleracea L.
  • Common name : White Mustard
  • Vernacular name :
    • Swetasarisha (Sanskrit)
    • Sufed Rai (Hindi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Coastal; on seaside cliffs.
  • Comments / notes : All varieties cultivated for vegetables. Brassica oleracea has been cultivated for at least 2,000 years, possibly much longer, and a wide variety of forms have been developed. Although considerably different in general appearance, cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts are all cultivars of Brassica oleracea.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
  • Native : France, Great Britain, Spain
  • Exotic/Native : Exotic
  • Conservation Status : Data Deficient (DD)
  • Literature :
    • Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Brassica oleracea. Downloaded on 23 May 2024.

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