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Taxon: Brassica napus L. subsp. napus var. pabularia (DC.) Alef.

Genus: Brassica
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Brassiceae
Nomen number: 7664
Place of publication: Landw. Fl. 245. 1866 May (A. Neilreich, Nachtr. Fl. Nieder-Oesterr. 81. 1866 Aug)(J. C. Mössler & H. G. L. Reichenbach, Handb. Gewächsk. ed. 3, 2:1220. 1833, nom. inval.)
Link to protologue:
  • • [or Brassica napus Pabularia Group]
  • • Reichenbach provided no description or diagnosis, nor any reference to a basionym
Name Verified on: 24-Feb-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder
  • Human food: vegetable; vegetable

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (cult. in temperate regions)


  1. Berggren, G. 1962. Reviews on the taxonomy of some species of the genus Brassica, based on their seeds. Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 56:65-135.
  2. Cartea, M. E. et al. 2005. Relationships among Brassica napus (L.) germplasm from Spain and Great Britain as determined by RAPD markers. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 52:655-662.
  3. Cartea, M. E. et al. 2008. Variation of glucosinolates and nutritional value in nabicol (Brassica napus pabularia group). Euphytica 159:111-122. Note: Netherlands journal of plant breeding
  4. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  5. Hammer, K. et al. 2013. The wild and the grown - remarks on Brassica. Int. J. AgriSci. 3:453-480.
  6. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  7. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: = Pabularia Group
  8. Mansfeld, R. 1959. Die Kulturpflanze, Beiheft 2. Note: = Brassica napus subsp. napus
  9. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  10. Musil, A. F. 1948. Distinguishing species of Brassica by their seeds. Misc. Publ. Bur. Pl. Industr. U.S.D.A. 643:1-35.
  11. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  12. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  13. Snowdon, R. et al. 2005-. Oilseed crops. Chapter 7. Brassica oilseeds. Genetic resources, chromosome engineering, and crop improvement 4:195-230. Note: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton - London - New York
  14. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1993. Flora europaea, ed. 2. Note: = subsp. pabularia (DC.) Janchen
  15. Warwick, S. I. et al. 2006. Brassicaceae: Species checklist and database on CD-Rom. Pl. Syst. Evol. 259:249-258. Note: lists as a synonym of Brassica napus subsp. napus

Check other web resources for Brassica napus L. subsp. napus var. pabularia (DC.) Alef. :

  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?7664. Accessed 13 August 2020.