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Taxon: Brassica oleracea L. var. medullosa Thell.

 
Genus: Brassica
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Brassiceae
Nomen number: 319632
Place of publication: G. Hegi, Ill. Fl. Mitt.-Eur. 4(1):248. 1918
Link to protologue:
Comment: [or B. oleracea Marrowstem Kale Group]
Name Verified on: 06-Jan-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Jan-2008
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 9 (8 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (treated as silage)
  • Human food: vegetable (commercially grown for forage, but early growing leaves sold as kale in Canada, and eaten cooked)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (only cult.)

References:

  1. Bothmer, R. von et al. 1995. Brassica sect. Brassica (Brassicaceae). II. Inter- and intraspecific crosses with cultivars of B. oleracea Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 42:165-178.
  2. Dias, J. S. 1995. Genetic relationships of Portuguese coles and other close related Brassica genotypes using nuclear RFLPs Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 42:363-369.
  3. Divaret, I. et al. 1999. RAPD markers on seed bulks efficiently assess the genetic diversity of a Brassica oleracea L. collection Theor. Appl. Genet. 98:1029-1035.
  4. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  5. Ferguson, W. S. 1947. Marrow-stem kale silage J. Agric. Sci. (Cambridge) 37:77-80.
  6. Hanelt, P. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  7. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  8. Hegi, G. et al. 1986. Illustrierte Flora von Mittel-Europa. ed. 1:1906-1931; ed. 2:1936-68; ed. 3:1966- (IllF MEur) 4(1):446.
  9. International Seed Testing Association A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2. (Mult Glossary Crops)
  10. Jalas, J. & J. Suominen Atlas florae europaeae. (Atlas Eur)
  11. Kresovich, S. et al. 1992. Characterization of genetic identities and relationships of Brassica oleracea L. via a random amplified polymorphic DNA assay Theor. Appl. Genet. 85:190-196.
  12. Mansfeld, R. Die Kulturpflanze, Beiheft 2. (Mansfeld)
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  14. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  15. Snogerup, S. 1980. Chapter 7. The wild forms of the Brassica oleracea group (2n=18) and their possible relations to the cultivated ones (Brassica Crop Wild) 121-132.
  16. Song, K. et al. 1988. Brassica taxonomy based on nuclear restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs). 1. Genome evolution of diploid and amphidiploid species Theor. Appl. Genet. 75:784-794.
  17. Song, K. et al. 1988. Brassica taxonomy based on nuclear restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs). 2. Preliminary analysis of subspecies within B. rapa (syn. campestris) and B. oleracea Theor. Appl. Genet. 76:593-600.
  18. Spaner, D. & D. R. Lee 2001. Brassica vegetables as edible greens in Newfoundland Canad. J. Pl. Sci. 81:165-171.

Check other web resources for Brassica oleracea L. var. medullosa Thell. :

  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=319632. Accessed 18 November 2018.