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Brassica napus L.
RAPE
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Brassica napus, rutabaga
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Brassica napus, rutabaga

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Brassica napus, rutabaga
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Brassica napus, rutabaga

Brassica napus, rutabaga
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Brassica napus, rutabaga
Brassica napus, rutabaga
© Copyright Bobby Hattaway 2011 · 5
Brassica napus, rutabaga

Brassica napus, rutabaga
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Brassica napus, rutabaga
Brassica napus ssp oleifera
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Brassica napus ssp oleifera

Brassica napus ssp oleifera
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Brassica napus ssp oleifera
Brassica napus ssp oleifera
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Brassica napus ssp oleifera

Brassica napus ssp oleifera
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Brassica napus ssp oleifera
Brassica napus ssp oleifera
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Brassica napus ssp oleifera

Brassica napus ssp oleifera
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Brassica napus ssp oleifera
Brassica napus ssp oleifera
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Brassica napus ssp oleifera

Brassica napus ssp oleifera
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Brassica napus ssp oleifera
Brassica napus ssp oleifera
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Brassica napus ssp oleifera

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Albuginaceae  Albugo candida @ BPI (5)
Aleyrodidae  Bemisia tabaci @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Amphisphaeriaceae  Pestalotia funerea @ BPI (1)
Aphididae  Brevicoryne brassicae @ AMNH_PBI (5)
Apidae  Apis mellifera @ UCMS_ENT (4)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Phyllosticta napi @ BPI (2)
Corticiaceae  Moniliopsis aderholdii @ BPI (1)

Rhizoctonia fusca @ BPI (1)
Davidiellaceae  Cladosporium herbarum @ BPI (1)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe communis @ BPI (5)

Erysiphe polygoni @ BPI (2)

Oidium erysiphoides @ BPI (1)
Miridae  Lygus lineolaris @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Orthotylus coagulatus @ AMNH_PBI (4)

Orthotylus flavosparsus @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Trigonotylus caelestialium @ AMNH_PBI (2)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora bloxami @ BPI (1)

Cercosporella albomaculans @ BPI (1)

Cercosporella brassicae @ BPI (4)

Ovularia brassicae @ BPI (3)
Peronosporaceae  Peronospora brassicae @ BPI (1)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Leptosphaeria napi @ BPI (3)
Pleosporaceae  Alternaria brassicae @ BPI (1)

Alternaria ethzedia @ BPI (1)

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Brassica napus L.
rape


General Information
Symbol: BRNA
Group: Dicot
Family: Brassicaceae
Duration: Annual
Biennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   I
CAN   I
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L48   I
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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Capparales
Family Brassicaceae ⁄ Cruciferae – Mustard family
Genus Brassica L. – mustard
Species Brassica napus L. – rape

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The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Brassica napus . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
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rape Distribution of <i>
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Brassica napus var. pabularia
Siberian kale

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4. Brassica napus Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 666. 1753.

Canola, oilseed rape, rape, rapeseed, rutabaga, swede, swede rape, Swedish turnip

Brassica napobrassica (Linnaeus) Miller; B. napus var. oleifera de Candolle; B. oleracea Linnaeus var. napobrassica Linnaeus

Annuals or biennials; (taproot slender or swollen); (glaucous), glabrous, glabrescent, or pubes-cent, (trichomes coarse). Stems branched distally, 3-13 dm. Basal leaves (rosulate when biennial); petiole (often winged), to 15 cm; blade lyrate-pinnatifid, ± pinnately lobed, 5-25(-40) cm × 20-70(-100) mm, lobes 0-6 each side, (smaller than terminal), surfaces (glaucous), glabrous or sparsely hairy when immature, glabrescent, or, rarely, pubescent. Cauline leaves (middle and distal) sessile; blade base auriculate or amplexicaul, (margins entire). Racemes not paniculately branched, (buds overtopping or equal to open flowers). Fruiting pedicels spreading to ascending (slender), 1-3 cm. Flowers: sepals (5-)6-10 × 1.5-2.5 mm; petals golden or creamy to pale yellow, broadly obovate, 10-16 × (5-)6-9(-10) mm, claw 5-9 mm, apex rounded; filaments (5-)7-10 mm; anthers 1.5-2.5 mm. Fruits spreading to ascending, smooth or slightly torulose, terete, (3.5-)5-10(-11) cm × (2.5-)3.5-5 mm; valvular segment with 12-20(-30) seeds per locule, (3-)4-8.5(-9.5) cm, terminal segment usually seedless, rarely 1 or 2-seeded (attenuate-conic, thin), (5-)9-16 mm. Seeds dark brown to black, light brown, or reddish, 1.8-2.7(-3) mm diam.; seed coat finely reticulate-alveolate, not mucilaginous when wetted. 2 n = 38.

Flowering May-Sep. Roadsides, disturbed areas, waste places, cultivated and abandoned fields, escape from cultivation; 0-500 m; introduced; Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask.; Alaska, Ariz., Ark., Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Miss., Mo., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Oreg., Pa., Tenn., Utah, Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis.; Europe; Asia; Africa; introduced also in Mexico, Central America, South America, Atlantic Islands, Australia.

Brassica napus is both a crop and a sporadically occurring naturalized weed in North America, grown in two forms recognized by some as subspecies. Subspecies napus (rape, rapeseed, or canola) is an annual with slender roots widely cultivated as an oil crop and is the most commonly naturalized. Subspecies rapifera Metzger [= subsp. napobrassica (Linnaeus) Hanelt] (rutabaga, swede, or Swedish turnip) is a biennial with fleshy roots that rarely escapes from cultivation.

Although Brassica napus has been reported as a weed from most southeastern states, it is very likely that most reports represent misidentifications of B. rapa (I. A. Al-Shehbaz 1985). It is difficult to distinguish between plants of B. napus and B. rapa that lack flowers and proximal leaves.

Brassica napus is an allotetraploid derived from hybridization between the B. oleracea complex ( n = 9) and B. rapa ( n = 10). Its center of origin is uncertain but likely Mediterranean Europe, with molecular data supporting evidence of multiple independent origins between the parental taxa B. oleracea and B. rapa and its related n = 9 species (Song K. et al. 1993). Specimens from West Virginia have not been observed.

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