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Taxon: Raphanus sativus L. var. oleiformis Pers.

Genus: Raphanus
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Brassiceae
Nomen number: 319666
Place of publication: Syn. pl. 2:208. 1806
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/235542
  • • [or R. sativus Leaf Radish Group]
  • • Persoon, in indicating "chinensis oleiformis" and citing "Willd. Sp. III. p. 560" under this species, provided an indirect reference to the diagnosis "R. chinensis annuus oleiferus" of the unnamed variety of Willdenow and Linnaeus (Sp. pl. ed. 2, 2:935. 1763) (Shenzhen ICN Art. 38.14)
Name Verified on: 15-Jul-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Aug-2018
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 (4 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • fodder radish  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • oil radish  (Source: Zander ed17) - English
  • radis fourrager  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • radis oléifère  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Ölrettich  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • rafano da foraggio  (Source: Pl Names) - Italian
  • rábano-de-azeite  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • nabo-forrageiro  (Source: Pl Names) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • rábano oleaginoso  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • Environmental:
  • Human food: vegetable
  • Non-vertebrate poisons: plant pest control for sugarbeet (as a catch crop)

Distributional Range:


    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa

    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan

    • MALESIA: Indonesia

    • Europe


  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Budahn, H. et al. 2009. Molecular mapping in oil radish (Raphanus sativus L.) and QTL analysis of resistance against beet cyst nematode (Heterodera schachtii) Theor. Appl. Genet. 118:775-782.
  3. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  4. Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  5. Mansfeld, R. Die Kulturpflanze, Beiheft 2. (Mansfeld)
  6. Peterka, H. et al. 2004. Transfer of resistance against the beet cyst nematode from radish (Raphanus sativus) to rape (Brassica napus) by monosomic chromosome addition Theor. Appl. Genet. 109:30-41.
  7. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  8. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  9. Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables (Pl Res SEAs) 8:233.

Check other web resources for Raphanus sativus L. var. oleiformis Pers. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?319666. Accessed 23 April 2019.