Taxon: Sisymbrium altissimum L.

Genus: Sisymbrium
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Sisymbrieae
Nomen number: 34451
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:659. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Apr-2012
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Harmful organism host: crop diseases (to virusus of crop plants fide fide F ChinaEng)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan ; Tajikistan ; Turkmenistan ; Uzbekistan
    • Siberia: Russian Federation Altay, Kurgan, Novosibirsk
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan ; Iran ; Iraq ; Lebanon ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India Jammu and Kashmir; Pakistan
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Moldova ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Hungary
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Macedonia ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia

  • Naturalized

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Liaoning, Xinjiang, Xizang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan
    • Siberia: Russian Federation Buryatia, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk
  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania
    • Middle Europe: Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain
  • Northern America

    • Canada ; United States
    • Subarctic America: Greenland
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Chile


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Check other web resources for Sisymbrium altissimum L. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image