Taxon: Brassica napus L. subsp. napus var. pabularia (DC.) Alef.

Genus: Brassica
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
      Tribe: Brassiceae
Nomen number: 7664
Place of publication: Landw. Fl. 245. 1866 May (A. Neilreich, Nachtr. Fl. Nieder-Oesterr. 81. 1866 Aug)(J. C. Mössler & H. G. L. Reichenbach, Handb. Gewächsk. ed. 3, 2:1220. 1833, nom. inval.)
  • • [or B. napus Pabularia Group]
  • • Reichenbach provided no description or diagnosis, nor any reference to a basionym
Name Verified on: 24-Feb-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 16-Jul-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide Hortus 3; Mansfeld)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Euphytica 159:112. 2008)

Distributional Range:


    . cult. in temperate regions


  • Berggren, G. 1962. Reviews on the taxonomy of some species of the genus Brassica, based on their seeds Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 56:65-135.
  • Cartea, M. E. et al. 2008. Variation of glucosinolates and nutritional value in nabicol (Brassica napus pabularia group) (Euphytica) 159:111-122.
  • Cartea, M. E. et al. 2005. Relationships among Brassica napus (L.) germplasm from Spain and Great Britain as determined by RAPD markers Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 52:655-662.
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Mansfeld, R. Die Kulturpflanze, Beiheft 2. 1959 (Mansfeld)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Musil, A. F. 1948. Distinguishing species of Brassica by their seeds Misc. Publ. Bur. Pl. Industr. U.S.D.A. 643:1-35.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Snowdon, R. et al. Oilseed crops. Chapter 7. Brassica oilseeds (Genet Res Chrom Crop) 4:195-230.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea, second edition. 1993 (F Eur ed2)
  • Warwick, S. I. et al. 2006. Brassicaceae: Species checklist and database on CD-Rom Pl. Syst. Evol. 259:249-258.

Check other web resources for Brassica napus L. subsp. napus var. pabularia (DC.) Alef. :

  • 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.