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1e. Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 667. 1753.

擘蓝 pie lan

Description from Flora of China

Brassica caulorapa (de Candolle) Pasquale; B. oleracea var. caulorapa de Candolle.

Stem base highly shortened, fleshy, globose. Basal and lower cauline leaves green, numerous, not overlapping into a head. Axillary leafy buds not forming heads. Inflorescence neither fleshy nor condensed into a head. Flowers yellow. 2n = 18*.

Cultivated as a vegetable for the fleshy stem base. Widespread in China [widely cultivated elsewhere].


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