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Brassica rapa L., Sp. Pl. 666. 1753. B. campestris subsp. rapa Hook. f. & T. Anderson in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 156. 1872.


Herbs, annual or biennial; taproot slender, stout or tuberous. Basal leaves short petioled, lyrate, bright green, hispid or with setiform hairs; upper cauline leaves sessile, amplexicaul glaucous and glabrous. Flowers yellow, in terminal racemes, overtopping buds. Sepals patent. Petals 4, 5 - 10 mm long. Stamens 6. Fruits glabrous, 3.5 - 10.5 cm long. Seeds small, smooth, pale or dark.



KEY TO THE SUBSPECIES


1a. Roots slender 5.1. campestris
b. Roots tuberous, globose or nearly so 5.2. rapa


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