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Sinapis alba
(white mustard)

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Sinapis alba (white mustard)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Sinapis alba
  • Preferred Common Name
  • white mustard
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Oil/fat
  • Spices and culinary herbs
  • Traditional/folklore
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Sinapis alba (white mustard); Line drawing, not to scale. (A) habit, flowering and fruiting plant; (B) part of stem with lower leaf; (C) part of stem with central leaf; (D) flowering and fruiting branch; (E) flower; (F) petal; (G) stamens and pistil; (H) part of infructescence; (I) seed.
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CaptionSinapis alba (white mustard); Line drawing, not to scale. (A) habit, flowering and fruiting plant; (B) part of stem with lower leaf; (C) part of stem with central leaf; (D) flowering and fruiting branch; (E) flower; (F) petal; (G) stamens and pistil; (H) part of infructescence; (I) seed.
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Sinapis alba (white mustard); Line drawing, not to scale. (A) habit, flowering and fruiting plant; (B) part of stem with lower leaf; (C) part of stem with central leaf; (D) flowering and fruiting branch; (E) flower; (F) petal; (G) stamens and pistil; (H) part of infructescence; (I) seed.
MorphologySinapis alba (white mustard); Line drawing, not to scale. (A) habit, flowering and fruiting plant; (B) part of stem with lower leaf; (C) part of stem with central leaf; (D) flowering and fruiting branch; (E) flower; (F) petal; (G) stamens and pistil; (H) part of infructescence; (I) seed.©PROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Sinapis alba L.

Preferred Common Name

  • white mustard

Other Scientific Names

  • Brassica alba (L.) Boiss./Rabenh..
  • Brassica foliosa (Willd.) Samp.
  • Brassica hirta Moench (1802)

International Common Names

  • English: yellow mustard
  • Spanish: mostaza blanca
  • French: moutarde blanche; moutarde jaune
  • Portuguese: mostarda-branca

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Weisser Senf
  • Italy: senapa bianca
  • Laos: sômz sien
  • Netherlands: witte mosterd
  • Philippines: mustasa
  • Sweden: vitsenap

EPPO code

  • SINAL (Sinapis alba)

Taxonomic Tree

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

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Albugo candida (white rust of crucifers); Alternaria brassicae (dark spot of crucifers); Alternaria brassicicola (dark leaf spot of cabbage); Athalia rosae (cabbage leaf sawfly); Beet western yellows virus (turnip (mild) yellows); Brevicoryne brassicae (cabbage aphid); Cauliflower mosaic virus (cauliflower mosaic); Lipaphis erysimi (mustard aphid); Liriomyza brassicae (serpentine leafminer); Mamestra configurata (bertha armyworm); Phyllotreta cruciferae (crucifer flea beetle); Plutella xylostella (diamondback moth); Rhizobium radiobacter (crown gall); Rhizobium rhizogenes (gall)

Minor host of:

Aphis fabae (black bean aphid); Broccoli necrotic yellows virus; Ceutorhynchus obstrictus (cabbage seed pod weevil); Delia floralis (turnip maggot); Heterodera cruciferae; Hyaloperonospora parasitica (downy mildew); Linaria vulgaris (common toadflax); Lygus lineolaris (tarnished plant bug); Meligethes aeneus (rape beetle); Meloidogyne hapla (root knot nematode); Peridroma saucia (pearly underwing moth); Phyllotreta striolata (cabbage flea beetle); Pratylenchus penetrans (nematode, northern root lesion)

Wild host of:

Pieris napi (green-veined white butterfly); Pieris rapae (cabbage white butterfly); Psylliodes chrysocephala (cabbage stem flea beetle); Psylliodes chrysocephala (cabbage stem flea beetle); Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper)

Host of (source - data mining):

Phyllotreta (flea beetles); Phyllotreta undulata (flea beetlle, lesser striped); Turnip yellow mosaic virus

Uses List

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Human food and beverage

  • Oil/fat
  • Spices and culinary herbs

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore