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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 Brassica oleracea Marrowstem Kale Group]
Name Verified on: 06-Jan-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
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. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  5. Ferguson, W. S. 1947. Marrow-stem kale silage. J. Agric. Sci. (Cambridge) 37:77-80.
  6. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  7. Hanelt, P. 1996. pers. comm. Note: uses
  8. Hegi, G. et al. 1986. Illustrierte Flora von Mittel-Europa 4(1):446. Note: = cultivariety
  9. International Seed Testing Association. 1982. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2.
  10. Jalas, J. & J. Suominen. 1972-. Atlas florae europaeae. Note: = Brassica oleracea subsp. fruticosa Metzg.
  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. 1959. Die Kulturpflanze, Beiheft 2.
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  14. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  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 and wild allies, biology and breeding. 121-132. Note: Japan Science Press, Tokyo.
  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. Note: this study reports the use of forage kale as leaf-vegetable

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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=319632. Accessed 5 December 2019.