Taxon: Thlaspi arvense L.

Genus: Thlaspi
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Thlaspideae
Nomen number: 105522
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:646. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 10-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Apr-2012
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 87 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Fuels: potential as petroleum substitute/alcohol (fide,)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku; Korea
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan ; Tajikistan ; Turkmenistan ; Uzbekistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation-Far East Far East
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan ; Iran ; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan ; India ; Nepal ; 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 ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Macedonia ; Montenegro ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal Azores, Madeira Islands; Spain Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Morocco
    • Southern Africa: South Africa Eastern Cape
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia New South Wales, Victoria
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Northern Europe: Finland ; Norway
  • Northern America

    • Canada ; United States
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil Sao Paulo
    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Chile


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Check other web resources for Thlaspi arvense L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • 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.


  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image