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Taxon: Bunias orientalis L.

Genus: Bunias
Family: Brassicaceae (alt. Cruciferae) tribe: Buniadeae
Nomen number: 316931
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:670. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 03-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 03-Apr-2012
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • hill mustard   (Source: P. Hanelt, p.c.) – English
  • Turkish rocket   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • warty-cabbage   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • bunias d'Orient   (Source: L Noms French ed6 ) – French
  • orientalisches Zackenschötchen   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • ryssgubbe   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production   (fide V. Dorofeev, pers. comm. 1996)
  • Human food: vegetable   (fide Cornucopia; P. Hanelt & V. Dorofeev, pers. comms. 1996)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide F Eur ed2; P. Hanelt, pers. comm. 1996)

Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Iran [n.w.]; Iraq [n.]; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Western Siberia [s.w.]
    Middle Europe: Hungary
    East Europe: Belarus; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part [s.]; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria [e.]; Romania; Serbia [n.e.]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East
    China: China - Heilongjiang, Liaoning
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland [s.]; Norway [s.]; Sweden [s.]; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Russian Federation - European part [n.]
    Southeastern Europe: Croatia; Italy [n.]; Macedonia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania



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  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (07 October 2015)

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