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Taxon: Brassica rapa L. subsp. dichotoma (Roxb.) Hanelt

Genus: Brassica
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Brassiceae
Nomen number: 319638
Place of publication: R. Mansfeld, Verz. Landwirtsch. u. Gartn. Kulturpfl., Auf. 2, ed. J. Schultze-Motel, 1:302. 1986
Link to protologue:
Comment: [or Brassica rapa Tori Group]
Name Verified on: 03-Jun-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 440 (54 active, 40 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder
  • Environmental:
  • Fuels:
  • Human food: oil/fat; oil/fat

Distributional Range:




  1. Acharya, B. D. et al. 2002. Effect of Brassica campestris var. toria as a catch crop on Orobanche aegyptiaca seed bank. Crop Protect. 21:533-537. Note: tested Brassica rapa subsp. dichotoma (as B. campestris var. toria) and found 20-30% reduction of the seed bank of the pest
  2. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1948-1976. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials.
  3. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  4. Gladis, T. & K. Hammer. 1992. Die Gaterslebener Brassica - Kollektion - Brassica juncea, B. napus, B. nigra und B. rapa. Feddes Repert. 3:469-507.
  5. Hammer, K. et al. 2013. The wild and the grown - remarks on Brassica. Int. J. AgriSci. 3:453-480.
  6. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  7. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  8. McFerson, J. 1994. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  9. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  10. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  11. Sikka, S. M. & M. S. Swaminathan. 1955. Fifty years of botanical research at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute. Euphytica 4:173-182. Note: cites the production of vigorous tetraploids by colchicine treatment, and their potential to be released and sow with the diploids
  12. University of Idaho. 2010. Brassica breeding and research goals. Note: re. potential use as fuel

Check other web resources for Brassica rapa L. subsp. dichotoma (Roxb.) Hanelt :

  • 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=319638. Accessed 4 August 2020.