Taxon: Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik.

 
Genus: Capsella
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Camelineae
Nomen number: 105461
Place of publication: Pfl.-Gatt. 85. 1792
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-Apr-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Apr-2010
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Harmful organism host: crop diseases (fide Pl Cell Rep 26:1792. 2007 citing resistance to Alternaria brassicae and Sclerotinia)
  • Harmful organism host: crop pests (fide Crop Prod Sci 9:134. 1999)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide Econ Bot 50:61, 67. 1996)
  • Gene sources: potential for crop quality in rape (fide Pl Cell Rep 26:1791. 2007, reporting hybrids with reduced erucic acid and glucosinolates content from crosses between this species and Brassica napus)
  • Gene sources: potential for gene transfer in turnip (fide Pl Cell Rep 26:1791. 2007)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of cabbage/kale (based on hybrids with Brassica olearacea obtained by protoplast fusion fide Wild Crop Rel Oils 3:54. 2011)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of rape (fide Pl Cell Rep 26:1791. 2007, reporting hybrids from crosses between this species and Brassica napus)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of turnip (fide Pl Cell Rep 26:1791. 2007, reporting hybrid formation in crosses with Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis as female parent)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; Herbal Drugs)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Cooper & Johnson ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:

    Other


    Native

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal Madeira Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Egypt ; Libya ; Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia ; Yemen
    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia ; Russian Federation Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan ; Tajikistan ; Turkmenistan ; Uzbekistan
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan ; Iran ; Iraq ; Israel ; Jordan ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Moldova ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Iceland ; Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Macedonia ; Montenegro ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya ; Tanzania ; Uganda
    • Macaronesia: Portugal Azores; Spain Canary Islands
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea ; Ethiopia
    • South Tropical Africa: Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Lesotho ; South Africa
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius ; Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan ; Korea
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation-Far East Far East
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia Western Siberia
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan ; India ; Sri Lanka
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

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

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

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Cuba ; Hispaniola ; Jamaica
    • Central America: Costa Rica ; Guatemala
    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Chile ; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia ; Ecuador ; Peru

  • Cultivated

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Korea

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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image