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Brassica rapa subsp. oleifera
(turnip rape)



Brassica rapa subsp. oleifera (turnip rape)


  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Brassica rapa subsp. oleifera
  • Preferred Common Name
  • turnip rape
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Brassica rapa subsp. oleifera

Preferred Common Name

  • turnip rape

Other Scientific Names

  • Brassica campestris

International Common Names

  • English: rape (turnip)
  • Spanish: nabina
  • French: navette

Local Common Names

  • Cuba: colza; nabo

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Capparidales
  •                         Family: Brassicaceae
  •                             Genus: Brassica
  •                                 Species: Brassica rapa subsp. oleifera

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


BangladeshPresentCABI (Undated)
ChinaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
IndiaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-BiharPresentCABI (Undated)
-DelhiPresentCABI (Undated)
-HaryanaPresentCABI (Undated)
-Himachal PradeshPresentCABI (Undated)
-Jammu and KashmirPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-Madhya PradeshPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-MaharashtraPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-OdishaPresentCABI (Undated)
-PunjabPresentCABI (Undated)
-Uttar PradeshPresentCABI (Undated)
-West BengalPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
JapanPresentCABI (Undated)
-HonshuPresentCABI (Undated)
PakistanPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)


CzechoslovakiaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
DenmarkPresentCABI (Undated)
HungaryPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
PolandPresentCABI (Undated)
SwedenPresentCABI (Undated)
United KingdomPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

North America

CanadaPresentCABI (Undated)
-AlbertaPresentCABI (Undated)
-ManitobaPresentCABI (Undated)
-QuebecPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-SaskatchewanPresentCABI (Undated)
Costa RicaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
CubaPresentIntroducedInvasiveOviedo Prieto et al. (2012)
MexicoPresentCABI (Undated)
United StatesPresentCABI (Undated)
-CaliforniaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-IdahoPresentCABI (Undated)
-North DakotaPresentCABI (Undated)


AustraliaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-Western AustraliaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

South America

ArgentinaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

Habitat List

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Uses List

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Human food and beverage

  • Vegetable


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Oviedo Prieto R; Herrera Oliver P; Caluff MG, et al. , 2012. National list of invasive and potentially invasive plants in the Republic of Cuba - 2011. (Lista nacional de especies de plantas invasoras y potencialmente invasoras en la República de Cuba - 2011). Bissea: Boletín sobre Conservación de Plantas del Jardín Botánico Nacional de Cuba, 6(Special Issue 1):22-96.

Links to Websites

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GISD/IASPMR: Invasive Alien Species Pathway Management Resource and DAISIE European Invasive Alien Species Gateway source for updated system data added to species habitat list.

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