Taxon: Brassica rapa L. subsp. chinensis (L.) Hanelt var. purpuraria (L. H. Bailey) Kitam.

Genus: Brassica
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
      Tribe: Brassiceae
Nomen number: 105454
Place of publication: Mem. Coll. Sci. Kyoto Imp. Univ., Ser. B, Biol. 19(3):78. 1950
Name Verified on: 03-Jun-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 03-Jun-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • purple-stem mustard  (Source: Pl Names) - English
  • zi cai tai  (Source: Pl Names) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide F ChinaEng)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China


  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Li, Y. & X. Yu 2006. Pollination with laser-irradiated pollens breaks cross-incompatibility between zicaitai (Brassica campestris var. purpurea) and ornamental kale (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) to produce hybrids Sci. Hort. 108:397-402.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Steward, A. N. Manual of vascular plants of the lower Yangtze valley. 1958 (F LowYangtze)
  • Warwick, S. I. et al. 2008. AFLP-based molecular characterization of Brassica rapa and diversity in Canadian spring turnip rape cultivars Pl. Genet. Resources Charact. Util. 6:11-21.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)
  • Zhao, J. et al. 2005. Genetic relationships within Brassica rapa as inferred from AFLP fingerprints Theor. Appl. Genet. 110:1301-1314.


Check other web resources for Brassica rapa L. subsp. chinensis (L.) Hanelt var. purpuraria (L. H. Bailey) Kitam. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.