Scientific Description:

Annual (in Türkiye) herbs with yellow or white flowers, lyrate-pinnatifid leaves and a hispid indumentum. Calyx erect or spreading, inner sepals slightly saccate. Petals obovate, clawed. Median honey glands conical. Ovary cylindrical, 1−3-ovulate; stigma capitate. Fruit a 2-membered silicula with a straight rostrum; upper part ± spherical, indehiscent, 1-seeded; lower narrower than upper, cylindrical. Cotyledons longitudinally folded, truncate.



Hedge IC (1965). Rapistrum Crantz., In: Davis PH (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1: 273.

Public Description:

Rapistrum, commonly known as “bastardcabbages”, is distributed in Asia, Europe and some parts of Africa. There are 2 species in the world and 1 species (1 taxa) in Türkiye. They are annual or perennial plants with yellow flowers. The Rapistrum genus has also a characteristic fruit comprising 2 segments.



Anonymous 1 (2015). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapistrum, Accessed date: 28.12.2015.

Anonymous 2 (2015). http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/search?q=Rapistrum, Accessed date: 28.12.2015.

Mutlu B (2012). Rapistrum Crantz., In: Güner, A., Aslan, S., Ekim, T., Vural, M. & Babaç, M.T. (eds.), Türkiye Bitkileri Listesi (Damarlı Bitkiler). Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi ve Flora Araştırmaları Derneği Yayını. İstanbul, pp. 293.

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