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Taxon: Raphanus sativus L. var. mougri H. W. J. Helm

Genus: Raphanus
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Brassiceae
Nomen number: 457323
Place of publication: Kulturpflanze 5:52. 1957
Link to protologue:
  • • [or R. sativus Rat-Tailed Radish Group]
  • • a nom. nov. for R. sativus var. caudatus (L.) Vilm. (non Alef. 1866)
Name Verified on: 15-Jul-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 03-Nov-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • rat-tail radish  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • serpent radish  (Source: Mansf Ency) - English
  • tail-pod radish  (Source: Breed Sci) - English
  • radis de Madras  (Source: Mansf Ency) - French
  • radis serpent  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Schlangenrettich  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • mungra  (Source: Mansf Ency) - India (Hindi)
  • mougri  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Indonesian
  • shu wei luo bo  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (pods, as R. sativus Rat-tailed Radish Group); vegetable (pods, as R. sativus Rat-tailed Radish Group)

Distributional Range:


    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia


  1. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  2. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  3. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  4. Oltean, S. L. et al. 2010. Research on the variability of quantitative and qualitative traits in a population of Raphanus sativus L. var. caudatus for breeding purposes Lucrari Stiintifice, Ser. hort. 53:29-34.
  5. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  6. Yamane, K. et al. 2009. Multiple origin and high genetic diversity of cultivated radish inferred from polymorphism in chloroplast simple sequence repeats Breed. Sci. 59:55-65.

Check other web resources for Raphanus sativus L. var. mougri H. W. J. Helm :

  • 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?457323. Accessed 21 February 2019.