Taxon: Brassica balearica Pers.

Genus: Brassica
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
      Tribe: Brassiceae
Nomen number: 7634
Place of publication: Syn. pl. 2(1):206. 1806
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 25-Feb-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Feb-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of cabbage/kale (fide Hereditas 99:190. 1983, as potential source for cole breeding)

Distributional Range:


  • Europe

    • Southwestern Europe: Spain - Baleares


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  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. 1984- (L Medit)
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agrarias, Madrid 1976. A germ plasm collection of crucifers 8.
  • Jalas, J. & J. Suominen Atlas florae europaeae. 1972- (Atlas Eur)
  • Kalia, P. 2009. Chapter 16. Genetic improvement in vegetable crucifers (Biol Breed Crucifer) 309-342.
  • Nieuwhof, M. 1969. Cole crops 14.
  • Snogerup, S. & D. Persson 1983. Hybridization between Brassica insularis Moris and B. balearica Pers. Hereditas (Beijing) 99:187-190.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur)
  • Warwick, S. I. & C. A. Sauder 2005. Phylogeny of tribe Brassiceae (Brassicaceae) based on chloroplast restriction site polymorphisms and nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer and chloroplast trnL intron sequences Canad. J. Bot. 83:467-483.
  • Warwick, S. I. & J. C. Hall 2009. Chapter 2. Phylogeny of Brassica and wild relatives (Biol Breed Crucifer) 19-36.
  • Warwick, S. I. et al. 2006. Brassicaceae: Species checklist and database on CD-Rom Pl. Syst. Evol. 259:249-258.
  • Warwick, S. I. et al. 2009. PART III. Interspecific and intergeneric hybridization data (Guide Germ Brassica) 1-91.
  • Widler, B. E. & G. Bocquet 1979. Brassica insularis Moris: Beispiel eines messinischen Verbreitungsmusters (Brassica insularis Moris: example of a messinian pattern of distribution) (Candollea) 34:137,146.

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