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Sinapis alba   (White Mustard)


Sinapis alba  (BRASSICACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Mar-2003 (last update: 2-Jan-2020)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2-Jan-2020) Sinapis alba retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 28-Sep-2021

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Sinapis albaL.
Published in Sp. Pl. 668 (1753)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

No Main Synonyms

Plant Family :

Brassicaceae Juss. (=Cruciferae) (The Mustard or Cress Family)
47 species from the Brassicaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

White Mustard, White Charlock, Yellow Mustard

Maltese name(s) :

Mustarda, Mustarda Bajda

Status for Malta :

Indigenous. Present on the Maltese islands before man

Frequency :

Very Common     Common    Frequent    Scarce     Rare    Very rare    Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: THEROPHYTE ( annual plants, herbaceous )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection :

Not legally protected till the last update of this website (25/Sep/2021)

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

December – April

Colour of Flowers:

Yellow

Name Derivation :

Sinapis: Latin name for mustard, as where the first plants of this genus. (Latin origin )
alba: Having a white colour. (Latin origin ); 2 = the white colour probably alludes to the silky white appearance of the fruit pods due to their long white bristles. (Latin origin );


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Usually a weed of cultivated land
Preferred habitat in Malta: Uncultivated fields and wasteland especially on calcareous soils.
Botanical Description: Annual; stems up to 80 cm, usually with stiff, deflexed hairs (rarely glabrous). Leaves usually hispid but not scabrid, all petiolate. Petals 8-15 mm. Siliqua 20-40 x 3-6.5 mm, patent; beak 10-30 mm, flat, attenuate. Seeds 4-8.
Distributional range: Perhaps native in much of Europe but widespread as an alien in other parts

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):
All Europe except Svalbard archipelago, but only casual in the Azores, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Russia and former USSR
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
AE(G) Ag Al Au Be Bl(I M N) Br Bu dCa(C F G H L P T) Co Cr Ct Cy Da Eg Ga(F) Ge Gr Hb He Ho Hs(S) Hu IJ It Li LS Lu Ma Mo No Po Rm Sa Si(M S) ?Sl Su Tn Tu(A E) Uk(K) [Au(A) Az(F) Cs Es Ge Hb(E) He La Lt cMk No Po Rf Rm dSi(M) cSk Sl cUk Uk(U)]

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Species Images (48 images)
   Sinapis alba   -   Image Code: SNPAL-0.
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