Taxon: Brassica oleracea L. var. italica Plenck

Genus: Brassica
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
      Tribe: Brassiceae
Nomen number: 105447
Place of publication: Icon. pl. med. 6:29, t. 534. 1794
Comment: [or B. oleracea Broccoli Group]
Name Verified on: 08-May-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-May-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide Baileya 23:30. 1989)
  • Gene sources: potential for disease resistance in cabbage/kale (fide Euphytica 131:65. 2003)
  • Gene sources: research in plant biology (fide Theor Appl Genet 93:834. 1996 for generating genetically uniform plants used in genetic linkage analysis)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (to ruminants fide Kingsbury, as B. oleracea var. botrytis "Broccoli")

Distributional Range:


    . only cult.


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