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Brassica tournefortii   (Tournefort's Cabbage)


Brassica tournefortii   (BRASSICACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Oct-2010 (last update: 2-Jan-2020)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2-Jan-2020) Brassica tournefortii retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 21-Sep-2021

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Brassica tournefortii Gouan
Published in Obs. Bot. 44 (1773)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Erucastrum minutiflorum
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life] [Worldplants.de]

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) :

Tournefort's Cabbage, Sahara Mustard, Asian Mustard

Maltese name(s) :

Kaboċċa ta' Twurneforti

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 at present

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

March – April

Colour of Flowers:

Yellow or Cream

Name Derivation :

Brassica: Old name used for cabbages by Pliny (23 - 79 AD). (Latin origin )
tournefortii:


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Mainly on maritime sands or sandy soils closeto the sea
Preferred habitat in Malta: Data will be available in the next update of this website.
Botanical Description: Annual, rarely perennial; stems up to 50 cm. Lower leaves numerous, rosulate, very shortly petiolate, runcinate-pinnatifid, with 7-10 pairs of obtuse-lanceolate lobes, hispid, especially along the thick, white mid-vein, and ciliate. Cauline leaves few, sessile, more or less entire, glabrous. Sepals aub-erect, sparsely hispid or glabrous; petals 5-7 mm, narrowly oblong-obovate, pale yellow, usually violaceous at the base, becoming whitish. Siliqua 35-65 x 2.5-3 mm, constricted at intervals, very shortly stipitate; beak 10-20 mm, 1/3-1/2 as long as the valvar portion
Chromosome number: 2n=20
Distributional range: Mediterranean region

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):
Crete, Greece, Spain (incl. Andorra but excl. the Balaerics), Italy (excl. Sicily and Sardignia), Doubtful in Portugal, Sardinia, Sicily and/or Malta
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
AE(G T) Ag Cr Cy Eg Gr Hs(S) Ir It Le Li Lu Ma Sa Si(M S) Sn Tn Tu(A) [Bl(N) Ga(F)]

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RBGE

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CABI
Contributions To The Maltese Flora Alex Casha  (2009)
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Species Images (3 images)
   Brassica tournefortii   -   Image Code: BRSTO-0.
   Brassica tournefortii   -   Image Code: BRSTO-1.
   Brassica tournefortii   -   Image Code: BRSTO-2.

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