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Taxon: Sinapis alba L. subsp. mairei (H. Lindb.) Maire

Genus: Sinapis
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Brassiceae
Nomen number: 318925
Place of publication: Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afrique N. 24:197. 1933
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 16-Jul-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: shade/shelter (a cover crop for reducing weeds in olive groves)

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey

    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily)
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal (e.), Spain (incl. Baleares)


  1. Alcántara, C. et al. 2011. Management of Sinapis alba subsp. mairei winter cover crop residues for summer weed control in southern Spain. Crop Protect. 30:1239-1244.
  2. Baillargeon , G. 1985. Sinapis. In: W. Greuter & T. Raus (eds.), Med-Checklist notulae, 11. Willdenowia 15:69. Note: mentions that distribution in Albania, Bulgary, Malta, Turkey and Israel needs verification
  3. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  4. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  5. Jalas, J. & J. Suominen. 1972-. Atlas florae europaeae.
  6. Maire, R. C. J. E. et al. 1965. Flore de l'Afrique du Nord. 12:245.
  7. Warwick, S. I. et al. 2006. Brassicaceae: Species checklist and database on CD-Rom. Pl. Syst. Evol. 259:249-258. Note: lists in database
  8. Warwick, S. I. et al. 2009. PART I: Taxonomic checklist and life history, ecological, and geographical data. Guide to wild germplasm of Brassica and allied crops (Tribe Brassiceae, Brassicaceae), ed. 3 (on-line resource). 25.
  9. Winter, H. 2011. Chapter 17. Sinapis. Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, oilseeds 275-288. Note: mentions

Check other web resources for Sinapis alba L. subsp. mairei (H. Lindb.) Maire :

  • 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?id=318925. Accessed 29 May 2020.