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Brassica

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 15 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Brassica
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Oil/fat
  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Spices and culinary herbs
  • Vegetable

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Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); flowering habit. Aapuea Pkwy, Kulamalu Kula, Maui, Hawaii, USA. April, 2009.
TitleHabit
CaptionBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); flowering habit. Aapuea Pkwy, Kulamalu Kula, Maui, Hawaii, USA. April, 2009.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); flowering habit. Aapuea Pkwy, Kulamalu Kula, Maui, Hawaii, USA. April, 2009.
HabitBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); flowering habit. Aapuea Pkwy, Kulamalu Kula, Maui, Hawaii, USA. April, 2009.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Brassica tournefortii (African mustard); flowers. USA.
TitleFlowers
CaptionBrassica tournefortii (African mustard); flowers. USA.
CopyrightPublic Domain/released by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database. Original photographer, Patrick J. Alexander.
Brassica tournefortii (African mustard); flowers. USA.
FlowersBrassica tournefortii (African mustard); flowers. USA.Public Domain/released by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database. Original photographer, Patrick J. Alexander.
Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); habit. Australia. May 2014.
TitleHabit
CaptionHirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); habit. Australia. May 2014.
Copyright©Harry Rose/'Macleay Grass Man'/via wikipedia - CC BY 2.0
Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); habit. Australia. May 2014.
HabitHirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); habit. Australia. May 2014.©Harry Rose/'Macleay Grass Man'/via wikipedia - CC BY 2.0
Brassica rapa subsp. rapa (turnip); turnip, in hand, at a farmers market. Remscheid Lüttringhausen, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany. September 2012.
TitleTurnip
CaptionBrassica rapa subsp. rapa (turnip); turnip, in hand, at a farmers market. Remscheid Lüttringhausen, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany. September 2012.
Copyright©Frank Vincentz/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 3.0
Brassica rapa subsp. rapa (turnip); turnip, in hand, at a farmers market. Remscheid Lüttringhausen, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany. September 2012.
TurnipBrassica rapa subsp. rapa (turnip); turnip, in hand, at a farmers market. Remscheid Lüttringhausen, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany. September 2012.©Frank Vincentz/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 3.0
Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); field crop growing near Taddington, Gloucester. October 2014.
TitleField crop
CaptionBrassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); field crop growing near Taddington, Gloucester. October 2014.
Copyright©Roger Davies/via Geograph - CC BY-SA 2.0
Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); field crop growing near Taddington, Gloucester. October 2014.
Field cropBrassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); field crop growing near Taddington, Gloucester. October 2014.©Roger Davies/via Geograph - CC BY-SA 2.0
Brassica juncea var. juncea (Indian mustard); habit, showing foliage and flowers. India. May 2009.
TitleHabit
CaptionBrassica juncea var. juncea (Indian mustard); habit, showing foliage and flowers. India. May 2009.
Copyright©Dalgial/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 3.0
Brassica juncea var. juncea (Indian mustard); habit, showing foliage and flowers. India. May 2009.
HabitBrassica juncea var. juncea (Indian mustard); habit, showing foliage and flowers. India. May 2009.©Dalgial/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 3.0
Bagrada hilaris (painted bug); adult. B. hilaris is a pest of Brassica (cabbage, kale, etc.), here on pakchoi, in it's natural range. Chimoio, Manica Province, Mozambique. April, 2010.
TitleAdult
CaptionBagrada hilaris (painted bug); adult. B. hilaris is a pest of Brassica (cabbage, kale, etc.), here on pakchoi, in it's natural range. Chimoio, Manica Province, Mozambique. April, 2010.
Copyright©Ton Rulkens-2010 - CC BY-SA 2.0 (via flickr)
Bagrada hilaris (painted bug); adult. B. hilaris is a pest of Brassica (cabbage, kale, etc.), here on pakchoi, in it's natural range. Chimoio, Manica Province, Mozambique. April, 2010.
AdultBagrada hilaris (painted bug); adult. B. hilaris is a pest of Brassica (cabbage, kale, etc.), here on pakchoi, in it's natural range. Chimoio, Manica Province, Mozambique. April, 2010.©Ton Rulkens-2010 - CC BY-SA 2.0 (via flickr)
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); flowering habit. Aapuea Pkwy, Kulamalu Kula, Maui, Hawaii, USA. April, 2009.
TitleHabit
CaptionBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); flowering habit. Aapuea Pkwy, Kulamalu Kula, Maui, Hawaii, USA. April, 2009.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); flowering habit. Aapuea Pkwy, Kulamalu Kula, Maui, Hawaii, USA. April, 2009.
HabitBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); flowering habit. Aapuea Pkwy, Kulamalu Kula, Maui, Hawaii, USA. April, 2009.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Brassica tournefortii (African mustard); flowering habit. Carmel Mountain Preserve, northern San Diego, California, USA. March, 2009.
TitleFlowers
CaptionBrassica tournefortii (African mustard); flowering habit. Carmel Mountain Preserve, northern San Diego, California, USA. March, 2009.
CopyrightPublic Domain/released by 'Stickpen', via wikipedia
Brassica tournefortii (African mustard); flowering habit. Carmel Mountain Preserve, northern San Diego, California, USA. March, 2009.
FlowersBrassica tournefortii (African mustard); flowering habit. Carmel Mountain Preserve, northern San Diego, California, USA. March, 2009.Public Domain/released by 'Stickpen', via wikipedia
Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); flowers. Australia. July 2014.
TitleFlowers
CaptionHirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); flowers. Australia. July 2014.
Copyright©Harry Rose/'Macleay Grass Man'/via wikipedia - CC BY 2.0
Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); flowers. Australia. July 2014.
FlowersHirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); flowers. Australia. July 2014.©Harry Rose/'Macleay Grass Man'/via wikipedia - CC BY 2.0
Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); harvested 'sprouts at point of sale. July 2011.
TitleHarvested 'sprouts
CaptionBrassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); harvested 'sprouts at point of sale. July 2011.
Copyright©ThorPorre/via wikipedia - CC BY 3.0
Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); harvested 'sprouts at point of sale. July 2011.
Harvested 'sproutsBrassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); harvested 'sprouts at point of sale. July 2011.©ThorPorre/via wikipedia - CC BY 3.0
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); small plant, flowering. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
TitleHabit
CaptionBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); small plant, flowering. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); small plant, flowering. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
HabitBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); small plant, flowering. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Brassica tournefortii (African mustard); habit, showing basal rosette. Under favourable conditions, the rosette can reach 100cm in diameter. Hedgepeth Hills, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. February, 2008.
TitleBasal rosette
CaptionBrassica tournefortii (African mustard); habit, showing basal rosette. Under favourable conditions, the rosette can reach 100cm in diameter. Hedgepeth Hills, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. February, 2008.
Copyright©Michael J. Plagens-2008/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 4.0
Brassica tournefortii (African mustard); habit, showing basal rosette. Under favourable conditions, the rosette can reach 100cm in diameter. Hedgepeth Hills, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. February, 2008.
Basal rosetteBrassica tournefortii (African mustard); habit, showing basal rosette. Under favourable conditions, the rosette can reach 100cm in diameter. Hedgepeth Hills, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. February, 2008.©Michael J. Plagens-2008/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 4.0
Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); close-up of flowers. Australia. May 2014.
TitleFlowers
CaptionHirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); close-up of flowers. Australia. May 2014.
Copyright©Harry Rose/'Macleay Grass Man'/via wikipedia - CC BY 2.0
Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); close-up of flowers. Australia. May 2014.
FlowersHirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); close-up of flowers. Australia. May 2014.©Harry Rose/'Macleay Grass Man'/via wikipedia - CC BY 2.0
Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); freshly cut sprouts, on stalk. Eugene Saturday Market, Oregon, USA. November 2013.
TitleFreshly cut sprouts
CaptionBrassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); freshly cut sprouts, on stalk. Eugene Saturday Market, Oregon, USA. November 2013.
Copyright©Visitor7/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 3.0
Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); freshly cut sprouts, on stalk. Eugene Saturday Market, Oregon, USA. November 2013.
Freshly cut sproutsBrassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); freshly cut sprouts, on stalk. Eugene Saturday Market, Oregon, USA. November 2013.©Visitor7/via wikipedia - CC BY-SA 3.0
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); small plant, flowering. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
TitleHabit
CaptionBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); small plant, flowering. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); small plant, flowering. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
HabitBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); small plant, flowering. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Brassica tournefortii (African mustard); close view of leaf. Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area, Nevada, USA.
TitleLeaf
CaptionBrassica tournefortii (African mustard); close view of leaf. Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area, Nevada, USA.
Copyright©Bonnie Million/National Park Service/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Brassica tournefortii (African mustard); close view of leaf. Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area, Nevada, USA.
LeafBrassica tournefortii (African mustard); close view of leaf. Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area, Nevada, USA.©Bonnie Million/National Park Service/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); fruits. Australia. May 2014.
TitleFruitS
CaptionHirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); fruits. Australia. May 2014.
Copyright©Harry Rose/'Macleay Grass Man'/via wikipedia - CC BY 2.0
Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); fruits. Australia. May 2014.
FruitSHirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); fruits. Australia. May 2014.©Harry Rose/'Macleay Grass Man'/via wikipedia - CC BY 2.0
Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); organic sprouts on stems. Home Farm, Nacton, Suffolk, UK. November 2009.
TitleOrganic sprouts
CaptionBrassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); organic sprouts on stems. Home Farm, Nacton, Suffolk, UK. November 2009.
Copyright©Nick Saltmarsh/via flickr - CC BY 2.0
Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); organic sprouts on stems. Home Farm, Nacton, Suffolk, UK. November 2009.
Organic sproutsBrassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); organic sprouts on stems. Home Farm, Nacton, Suffolk, UK. November 2009.©Nick Saltmarsh/via flickr - CC BY 2.0
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); flowers. Pukalani, Maui, Hawaii, USA. March, 2007.
TitleFlowers
CaptionBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); flowers. Pukalani, Maui, Hawaii, USA. March, 2007.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); flowers. Pukalani, Maui, Hawaii, USA. March, 2007.
FlowersBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); flowers. Pukalani, Maui, Hawaii, USA. March, 2007.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Brassica tournefortii (African mustard); seedpods. USA.
TitleSeedpods
CaptionBrassica tournefortii (African mustard); seedpods. USA.
CopyrightPublic Domain/released by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database. Original photographer, Patrick J. Alexander.
Brassica tournefortii (African mustard); seedpods. USA.
SeedpodsBrassica tournefortii (African mustard); seedpods. USA.Public Domain/released by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database. Original photographer, Patrick J. Alexander.
Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); Cclose-up of fruits. Australia. May 2014.
TitleFruits
CaptionHirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); Cclose-up of fruits. Australia. May 2014.
Copyright©Harry Rose/'Macleay Grass Man'/via wikipedia - CC BY 2.0
Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); Cclose-up of fruits. Australia. May 2014.
FruitsHirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); Cclose-up of fruits. Australia. May 2014.©Harry Rose/'Macleay Grass Man'/via wikipedia - CC BY 2.0
Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); potted seedlings, in a nursery. Cranford, New Jersey, USA. April 2012.
TitlePotted seedlings
CaptionBrassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); potted seedlings, in a nursery. Cranford, New Jersey, USA. April 2012.
CopyrightPublic Domain - Released by Tom W. Sulcer/via wikipedia - CC0 1.0
Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); potted seedlings, in a nursery. Cranford, New Jersey, USA. April 2012.
Potted seedlingsBrassica oleracea var. gemmifera (Brussels sprouts); potted seedlings, in a nursery. Cranford, New Jersey, USA. April 2012.Public Domain - Released by Tom W. Sulcer/via wikipedia - CC0 1.0
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); close view of flowers. Kula, Maui, Hawaii, USA. March, 2011.
TitleFlowers
CaptionBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); close view of flowers. Kula, Maui, Hawaii, USA. March, 2011.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); close view of flowers. Kula, Maui, Hawaii, USA. March, 2011.
FlowersBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); close view of flowers. Kula, Maui, Hawaii, USA. March, 2011.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Brassica tournefortii (African mustard); seeds. Note scale. USA.
TitleSeeds
CaptionBrassica tournefortii (African mustard); seeds. Note scale. USA.
CopyrightPublic Domain - Released by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database/Original photographer, Steve Hurst
Brassica tournefortii (African mustard); seeds. Note scale. USA.
SeedsBrassica tournefortii (African mustard); seeds. Note scale. USA.Public Domain - Released by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database/Original photographer, Steve Hurst
Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); habit. Uprooted plant, showing upper surface of leaf. Australia. May 2014.
TitleHabit
CaptionHirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); habit. Uprooted plant, showing upper surface of leaf. Australia. May 2014.
Copyright©Harry Rose/'Macleay Grass Man'/via wikipedia - CC BY 2.0
Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); habit. Uprooted plant, showing upper surface of leaf. Australia. May 2014.
HabitHirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); habit. Uprooted plant, showing upper surface of leaf. Australia. May 2014.©Harry Rose/'Macleay Grass Man'/via wikipedia - CC BY 2.0
Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
TitleBrassica plants - line drawing
CaptionReproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
CopyrightPROSEA Foundation
Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
Brassica plants - line drawingReproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.PROSEA Foundation
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); close-up of flowers. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
TitleFlowers
CaptionBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); close-up of flowers. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); close-up of flowers. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
FlowersBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); close-up of flowers. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); habit. Uprooted plant, showing lower surface of leaf. Australia. May 2014.
TitleHabit
CaptionHirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); habit. Uprooted plant, showing lower surface of leaf. Australia. May 2014.
Copyright©Harry Rose/'Macleay Grass Man'/via wikipedia - CC BY 2.0
Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); habit. Uprooted plant, showing lower surface of leaf. Australia. May 2014.
HabitHirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); habit. Uprooted plant, showing lower surface of leaf. Australia. May 2014.©Harry Rose/'Macleay Grass Man'/via wikipedia - CC BY 2.0
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); seedheads. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
TitleSeedheads
CaptionBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); seedheads. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); seedheads. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
SeedheadsBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); seedheads. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); habit. Uprooted plant, showing root system. Australia. May 2014.
TitleHabit
CaptionHirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); habit. Uprooted plant, showing root system. Australia. May 2014.
Copyright©Harry Rose/'Macleay Grass Man'/via wikipedia - CC BY 2.0
Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); habit. Uprooted plant, showing root system. Australia. May 2014.
HabitHirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); habit. Uprooted plant, showing root system. Australia. May 2014.©Harry Rose/'Macleay Grass Man'/via wikipedia - CC BY 2.0
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); ripe seedheads. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
TitleSeedheads
CaptionBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); ripe seedheads. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); ripe seedheads. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
SeedheadsBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); ripe seedheads. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); seeds. A groove, delineating the position of the radicle, is barely visible on some seeds. USA.
TitleSeeds
CaptionHirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); seeds. A groove, delineating the position of the radicle, is barely visible on some seeds. USA.
Copyright©D. Walters & C. Southwick/Table Grape Weed Disseminule ID/USDA APHIS ITP/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); seeds. A groove, delineating the position of the radicle, is barely visible on some seeds. USA.
SeedsHirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard); seeds. A groove, delineating the position of the radicle, is barely visible on some seeds. USA.©D. Walters & C. Southwick/Table Grape Weed Disseminule ID/USDA APHIS ITP/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); leaves. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
TitleLeaves
CaptionBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); leaves. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); leaves. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
LeavesBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); leaves. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); seedpods, with Laysan albatross. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
TitleInvasive habit
CaptionBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); seedpods, with Laysan albatross. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Brassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); seedpods, with Laysan albatross. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.
Invasive habitBrassica nigra (black mustard, makeke); seedpods, with Laysan albatross. Eastern Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii, USA. June, 2008.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Brassica L.

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Capparidales
  •                         Family: Brassicaceae
  •                             Genus: Brassica

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Achatina fulica (giant African land snail); Agrotis segetum (turnip moth); Alternaria brassicicola (dark leaf spot of cabbage); Argyrogramma signata (green semi-looper); Arion vulgaris (Spanish slug); Belonolaimus longicaudatus (sting nematode); Bemisia tabaci (MEAM1) (silverleaf whitefly); Bemisia tabaci (MED) (silverleaf whitefly); Brevicoryne brassicae (cabbage aphid); Cacoecimorpha pronubana (carnation tortrix); Chromatomyia horticola (pea leaf miner); Criconemella (ring nematode); Crocidolomia pavonana (large cabbage-heart caterpillar); Delia radicum (cabbage root fly); Eurydema pulchrum (small cabbage bug); Eurydema rugosum (cabbage bug); Globisporangium irregulare (dieback: carrot); Globisporangium splendens (blast of oil palm); Helicotylenchus dihystera (common spiral nematode); Hellula undalis (cabbage webworm); Heterodera schachtii (beet cyst eelworm); Hyaloperonospora parasitica (downy mildew); Lacanobia oleracea (bright-line brown-eye moth); Leptosphaeria biglobosa; Leptosphaeria maculans (stem canker); Lipaphis erysimi (mustard aphid); Liriomyza brassicae (serpentine leafminer); Lolium temulentum (darnel); Lyonetia; Macrophomina phaseolina (charcoal rot of bean/tobacco); Mamestra brassicae (cabbage moth); Mycosphaerella brassicicola (cabbage ring-spot); Myzus persicae (green peach aphid); Nysius huttoni (wheat bug); Phyllophaga (white grubs); Phyllotreta (flea beetles); Phyllotreta chotanica (striped flea beetle); Phyllotreta flexuosa; Phyllotreta striolata (cabbage flea beetle); Phytophthora brassicae; Pieris brassicae (large cabbage white); Pieris canidia (small cabbage butterfly); Pieris rapae (cabbage white butterfly); Plasmodiophora brassicae (club root); Plutella xylostella (diamondback moth); Pseudococcus calceolariae (scarlet mealybug); Pythium aphanidermatum (damping-off); Pythium vexans (damping off); Rhizobium radiobacter (crown gall); Rhizobium rhizogenes (gall); Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (cottony soft rot); Spodoptera exigua (beet armyworm); Spodoptera litura (taro caterpillar); Trialeurodes vaporariorum (whitefly, greenhouse); Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper); Turnip mosaic virus (cabbage A virus mosaic); Xiphinema (dagger nematode)

Minor host of:

Acronicta rumicis (knotgrass moth); Arion hortensis (garden slug); Aspidiotus destructor (coconut scale); Costelytra zealandica (grass grub); Deroceras reticulatum (grey field slug); Gibberella zeae (headblight of maize); Meloidogyne graminicola (rice root knot nematode); Noctua pronuba (common yellow underwing moth); Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); Pontia daplidice; Pseudococcus viburni (obscure mealybug); Thrips angusticeps (field thrips); Xylella fastidiosa (Pierce's disease of grapevines)

Wild host of:

Meligethes aeneus (rape beetle); Tomato chlorosis virus (yellow leaf disorder of tomato)

Associated with (not a host):

Delia platura (bean seed fly); Psila rosae (carrot root fly)

Host of (source - data mining):

Ascia monuste (gulf white cabbage worm); Athalia lugens; Bagrada hilaris (painted bug); Botryotinia fuckeliana (grey mould-rot); Eurydema ventralis (cabbage bug); Meligethes viridescens; Nysius niger (false chinch bug); Pemphigus populitransversus (poplar petiolegall aphid); Phyllotreta undulata (flea beetlle, lesser striped); Turnip yellow mosaic virus; Vicia sativa (common vetch)

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed

Human food and beverage

  • Oil/fat
  • Spices and culinary herbs
  • Vegetable

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical