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Brassica napus subsp. napobrassica (Linn.) Jafri, st. nov.

  • Brassica napobrassica (L.) Mill.
  • Brassica napus var. napobrassica (L.) Reichb.
  • Brassica oleracea var. napobrassica L.

    The Swede or the Swedish turnip, also called `Rutabaga' is a biennial with tuberized stem base and tap root. It is not much cultivated in the area and is said to be a polyploid derived by crossing Brassica oleracea and Brassica napus.

    Type: Described from England.

    Distribution: Europe. Introduced elsewhere.

    It differs from the common turnip (Brassica rapa ssp. rapa) in having a small neck above the tuberous root and yellowish flesh inside.


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