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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/12/2012)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 11/12/2012)
Genus BRASSICA L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 666. 1753
Reference 0. E. Schulz, Pflanzenr. IV, 105, Heft 70:21-84. 1919; Bailey, Gentes Herb. 1:53-108. 1922; ibid. 2:211-267. 1930.
Description Annual or biennial herbs, glabrous or pubescent with simple trichomes; stems usually single from the base, branched above; leaves sessile or petiolate, simple to somewhat divided; inflorescence racemose, ebracteate; sepals oblong to slightly broader, outer pair slightly saccate; petals yellow, spatulate; siliques linear, slightly flattened parallel to replum, usually sterile above and forming a tapering beak; seeds globose or- nearly so, wingless; cotyledons conduplicate.
Habit herbs
Note There are no species of Brassica native to the Western Hemisphere, but several species and their varieties are grown as vegetables. The two following species are found in Panama as introduced weeds in fields and waste places. Called Mostaiza or Mostacillo, and cultivated for its edible leaves.
Key a. Upper cauline leaves sessile and auriculate; beak and style of mature siliques 1-2 cm. long ...................................................... 1. B. CAMPESTRIS aa. Upper cauline leaves petiolate; beak and style of mature siliques ca. 3-5 mm. long ....................................................... 2. B. INTEGRIFOLIA
 
 
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