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Brassica rapa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Brassica

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Brassica is a genus of plants in the mustard family (Brassicaceae). The members of the genus may be collectively known either as cabbages, or as mustards.


  • B. carinata - Abyssinian Mustard or Abyssinian Cabbage, used to produce biodiesel.
  • B. elongata - Elongated Mustard
  • B. fruticulosa - Mediterranean Cabbage
  • B. juncea - Indian Mustard, Brown and leaf mustards, Sarepta Mustard.
  • B. napus - Rapeseed, Canola, Rutabaga (Swede Turnip), Nabicol
  • B. narinosa - Broadbeaked Mustard
  • B. nigra - Black Mustard
  • B. oleracea - Kale, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kai-lan, Brussels sprouts
  • B. perviridis - Tender Green, Mustard Spinach
  • B. rapa (syn B. campestris) - Chinese cabbage, Turnip, Rapini, Komatsuna
  • B. rupestris - Brown Mustard
  • B. septiceps - Seventop Turnip
  • B. tournefortii - Asian Mustard

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