1. Family: Brassicaceae Burnett
    1. Genus: Brassica L.
      1. Brassica × napus L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is a cultigen from S. Europe.

    [FTEA]

    Cruciferae, Bengt Jonsell (University of Stockholm). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

    Diagnostic
    Very similar to B. rapa but basal leaves glaucous, glabrous or very sparsely hispidulous especially along the nerves, open flowers not overtopping buds, sepals ascending, petals 10–18 mm. long.
    Habitat
    Cultivated land; 1750–2300 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 widespread in N. Africa, Europe and Asia

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    France

    Introduced into:

    Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Amsterdam-St.Paul Is, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, British Columbia, Buryatiya, California, Central European Rus, Chile Central, Chile South, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Crozet Is., Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Florida, Galápagos, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Juan Fernández Is., Kentucky, Kenya, Kerguelen, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Labrador, Libya, Louisiana, Madeira, Maine, Mali, Manitoba, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mauritius, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Morocco, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Portugal, Prince Edward I., Puerto Rico, Québec, Rodrigues, Réunion, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Sicilia, Spain, Tennessee, Tunisia, Ukraine, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

    Brassica × napus L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Cope, T.A. [RBG 432], Great Britain Brassica × napus subsp. oleifera K000914161
    Cope, T.A. [RBG 479], Great Britain Brassica × napus subsp. oleifera K000914162
    Cope, T.A. [RBG 479], Great Britain Brassica × napus subsp. oleifera K000914163
    Cope, T.A. [RBG 479], Great Britain Brassica × napus subsp. oleifera K000914164
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 4796] Sinapis × glauca K001039929
    Hooker, J.D. [s.n], India Brassica × quadrivalvis K000247163 Unknown type material
    Hooker, J.D. [210], India Brassica × quadrivalvis K000247164 Unknown type material

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 666 (1753)

    Accepted by

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    • Mohlenbrock, R.H. (2014). Vascular Flora of Illinois. A Field Guide, ed. 4: 1-536. Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale.
    • Jørgensen, P.M., Nee, M.H. & Beck., S.G. (eds.) (2013). Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127: 1-1741. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Danihelka, J. Chrtek, J. & Kaplan, Z. (2012). Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 84: 647-811.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Kral, R., Diamond, A.R., Ginzbarg, S.L., Hansen, C.J., Haynes, R.R., Keener, B.R., Lelong, M.G., Spaulding, D.D. & Woods, M. (2011). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Alabama: 1-112. Botanical reseach institute of Texas.
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    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
    • Orchard, A.E. (ed.) (1994). Oceanic Islands 1 Flora of Australia 49: 1-681. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
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    • Bosser, J., Cadet, T., Julien, H.R. & Marais, W. (eds.) (1980). Flore des Mascareignes 31-50: 1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
    • Stace, C.A. (1975). Hybridization and the Flora of the British Isles: 1-626. Academic Press, London, New York, San Francisco.

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