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Key to Brassica

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(For a list of species in Brassica, use the above link.)

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Distal cauline leaves , base lobed or clasping

2. Leaves fleshypetals (1.5)1.8–2.5(3) cm; terminal fruit segment (3)4–11 mm ..... B. oleracea

2' Leaves not fleshy; petals 0.5–1.6 cm; terminal fruit segment (5)9–22 mm

3. Petals 10–16 mm; flowers not overtopping  ..... B. napus

3' Petals 6–11(13) mm; flowers overtopping buds ..... B. rapa

1' Distal cauline leaves short-petioled to sessile, base 

4. Pedicel, fruit , ±  (2)3–5(6) mm ..... B. nigra

4' Pedicel, fruit  to , not appressed; pedicel (5)8–25 mm

5. Basal leaves stiff-hairy, persistentlateral  pairs 4–10; petals 4–7 mm, 1.5–2(2.5) mm wide ..... B. tournefortii

5' Basal leaves ± glabrousdeciduous, lateral lobe pairs 1–3(4); petals 7–15 mm, 3–7.5 mm wide

6. Fruit 1.5–3 cm, 1.5–2 mm wide, stalk above receptacle 1–1.5 mm, terminal segment 3–6 mm ..... B. fruticulosa

6' Fruit (2)3–5(6) cm, 2–5 mm wide, stalk above receptacle 0, terminal segment (4)5–10(15) mm ..... B. juncea



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