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4c. Brassica juncea var. tumida M. Tsen & S. H. Lee, Hort. Sin. 2: 23. 1942.

榨菜 zha cai

Plants annual. Taproots slender, cylindric. Basal leaves with a fleshy, inflated petiole; midvein strongly flattened; leaf blade 40-80 cm, margin subentire, repand, or obscurely dentate. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Jun-Jul. 2n = 36*.

Cultivated as a vegetable. Mainly in Sichuan and Yunnan [distribution outside China uncertain].


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