Brassica spp.
Family: Brassicaceae
Brassica image
John Hilty  
Annuals, biennials, or, rarely, perennials; not scapose; glabrous, glabrescent, or pubescent. Stems erect, unbranched or branched distally. Leaves basal and cauline; petiolate or sessile; basal (persistent in B. tournefortii), rosulate or not, petiolate, blade margins entire, dentate, or lyrate-pinnatifid; cauline petiolate or sessile, blade (base sometimes auriculate or amplexicaul), margins entire, dentate, lobed, or sinuate-serrate. Racemes (corymbose), considerably elongated in fruit. Fruiting pedicels erect, spreading, ascending or divaricately-ascending, often slender. Flowers: sepals usually erect or ascending, rarely spreading, oblong [ovate], lateral pair usually saccate basally; petals yellow to orange-yellow [rarely white], obovate, ovate, elliptic, or oblanceolate, claw often differentiated from blade, (sometimes attenuate basally, apex rounded or emarginate); stamens tetradynamous; filaments slender; anthers oblong or ovate, (apex obtuse); nectar glands confluent or not, median glands present. Fruits siliques, dehiscent, sessile or stipitate, segments 2, linear, torulose or smooth, terete, 4-angled, or latiseptate; (terminal segment seedless or 1-3-seeded, usually filiform or conic, rarely cylindrical); valves each prominently 1-veined, glabrous; replum rounded; septum complete; ovules [4-]10-50 per ovary; stigma entire or 2-lobed. Seeds uniseriate, plump, not winged, globose; seed coat (reticulate or reticulate-alveolate), mucilaginous or not when wetted; cotyledons conduplicate. x = 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Image of Brassica carinata
Map not
Available
Image of Brassica caulorapa
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Image of Brassica erucastrum
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Brassica
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Image of Brassica pekinensis
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available
Image of Brassica sisymbrioides
Map not
Available
Images
not available
Map not
Available