Brassica rapa L. subsp. rapa (Syn: (≡) Brassica campestris var. rapa (L.) C. Hartm.; (=) Brassica campestris subsp. rapifera (Metzg.) Sinskaya; (=) Brassica napus var. quadrivalvis (Hook. f. & Thomson) O. E. Schulz; (=) Brassica quadrivalvis Hook. f. & Thomson; (=) Brassica rapa subsp. rapifera Metzg.; (=) Brassica rapa var. septiceps L. H. Bailey; (=) Brassica septiceps (L. H. Bailey) L. H. Bailey);
Distribution: Widely cultivated throughout the world and not wild anywhere. Mediterranean region and C. Asia are said to be its centre of origin as per Flora of Pakistan;
Brassica napus L. subsp. napus is an annual biennal herb similar to Brassica rapa in cauline leaves being distinctly auricled, lower leaves somewhat hairy, but differing from latter in pale yellow flowers and upper flower buds usually higher than open flowers, leaves glacous (flowers bright yellow, open flowers overtopping buds and leaves green in B. rapa) ;
Brassicaceae Week: Un-ID 03 from Paddar Valley J&K: Request for Identification
Kindly identify this species
Location: Paddar Valley J&K
Altitude: 2200 meters
Date: 20th May 2012
I hope Brassica rapa
Brassicaceae Week: Brassica rapa subsp. rapa, the turnip: Brassica rapa subsp. rapa, the turnip, grown as root crop shaljam.
Turnip from Mapro Garden, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra.