Taxon: Hirschfeldia incana (L.) Lagr.-Foss.

Genus: Hirschfeldia
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Brassiceae
Nomen number: 316897
Place of publication: Fl. Tarn Garonne 19. 1847
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 16-Jul-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 16-Jul-2010
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • buchanweed  (Source: Noxweed Aust) - English
  • hairy brassica  (Source: Noxweed Aust) - English
  • hoary mustard  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • Mediterranean mustard  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • summer mustard  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • gewöhnlicher Grausenf  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • mostarda-bastarda  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • rúcula-bastarda  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of black mustard (fide Euphytica 158:213. 2007, reporting a successful cross when B. nigra was the female parent)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of cabbage/kale (fide Euphytica 158:213, 217. 2007, based on reports of successful hybridization with B. oleracea)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of rape (fide Euphytica 158:213, 217. 2007, based on reports of successful hybridization with B. napus)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Libya ; Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia ; Yemen
    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Russian Federation Dagestan
    • Western Asia: Cyprus ; Iran ; Iraq ; Israel ; Jordan ; Lebanon ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Ukraine Krym
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal Madeira Islands; Spain Canary Islands
    • Southern Africa: South Africa Eastern Cape, Western Cape
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan Honshu, Ryukyu Islands
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Russian Federation-European part European part
    • Middle Europe: Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Ireland ; Norway ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France
  • Northern America

    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Oregon
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States California, Nevada
  • Pacific

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

    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Chile ; Uruguay


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