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Taxon: Brassica elongata Ehrh.

Genus: Brassica
Family: Brassicaceae (alt. Cruciferae) tribe: Brassiceae
Nomen number: 7645
Place of publication: Beitr. Naturk. 7:159. 1792
Name verified on: 23-Feb-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Feb-2010
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • long-stalk rape   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • langtraubiger Kohl   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of cabbage/kale   (fide Biol Breed Crucifer 29. 2009, based on being a member of the Rapa/Oleracea lineage)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of turnip   (fide Biol Breed Crucifer 29. 2009, based on being a member of the Rapa/Oleracea lineage)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of rape   (fide Czech J Genet Pl Br 156. 2003, based on reports of hybrids with B. napus)
  • Materials: potential as lipids   (fide Genet Res Crop Evol 45:371-382. 1998, for commercial production of linolenic fatty acid)

Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Morocco
    Western Asia: Afghanistan - Badghis, Bamian; Iran - Gilan, Khorasan, Tehran; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Western Siberia [s.]
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    China: China - Xinjiang
    Middle Europe: Austria [e.?]; Czech Republic; Hungary; Slovakia
    East Europe: Moldova; Russian Federation - European part [s.]; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia [e.]; Macedonia; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Southern Africa: Botswana; South Africa - Eastern Cape, Free State, North West
    Australia: Australia - South Australia
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Norway [s.]
    Middle Europe: Germany; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania
    Southeastern Europe: Italy
    Southwestern Europe: France
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon, Washington
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Nevada


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  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Clapham, A. R. et al. 1962. Flora of the British Isles ed. 2.
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Jalas, J. & J. Suominen. 1972–. Atlas florae europaeae.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Maire, R. C. J. E. et al. 1965. Flore de l'Afrique du Nord. 12:166.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica.
  • Siemens, J. 2002. Interspecific hybridisation between wild relatives and Brassica napus to introduce new resistance traits into the oilseed rape gene pool. Czech J. Genet. Pl. Breed. 38:155–157.
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966–. Flora of Iraq.
  • Tsunoda, S. et al. 1980. Brassica crop and wild allies, biology and breeding. 115.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Velasco, L. et al. 1998. Variability for the fatty acid composition of the seed oil in a germplasm collection of the genus Brassica. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 45:371–382.
  • 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. Pp. 19–36 in: Gupta, S. K., Biology and breeding of Crucifers.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).


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