Taxon: Brassica oleracea L. var. capitata L.

Genus: Brassica
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
      Tribe: Brassiceae
Nomen number: 7672
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:667. 1753
Comment: [or B. oleracea Red Cabbage and White/Green Cabbage Groups]
Name Verified on: 08-May-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-May-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide Hortus 3; Mansfeld)
  • Gene sources: potential as delivery system (fide Theor Appl Genet 117:75-88. 2008, for expressing vaccines and pharmaceuticals in an edible form)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (to livestock fide Kingsbury; Cooper & Johnson ed2; Everist)

Distributional Range:


    . only cult.


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