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Beta vulgaris L.

Synonyms

Beta foliosa, Beta maritima, Beta orientalis

Common names

Bangar, common beet, Silq

Extract from Wikipedia article

Beta vulgaris (beet) is a plant in the Chenopodiaceae family (which is now included in Betoideae subfamily). It has numerous cultivated varieties, the most well known of which is the root vegetable known as the beetroot or garden beet. Other cultivated varieties include the leaf vegetable chard; the sugar beet, used to produce table sugar; and mangelwurzel, which is a fodder crop. Three subspecies are typically recognised. All cultivated varieties fall into the subspecies Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris. Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, commonly known as the sea beet, is the wild ancestor of these and is found throughout the Mediterranean, the Atlantic coast of Europe, the Near East, and India. A second wild subspecies, Beta vulgaris subsp. adanensis, occurs from Greece to Syria.[+]

Common beet (Beta vulgaris, local name bangar) in abandoned farms in Ras Laffan. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkCommon beet (Beta vulgaris, local name bangar) in abandoned farms in Ras Laffan. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
Sea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, local name bangar) in Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016
LinkSea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, local name bangar) in Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Al-Ghuwayriyah, Qatar
Sea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, local name bangar) with fruits in Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016
LinkSea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, local name bangar) with fruits in Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Al-Ghuwayriyah, Qatar
Fruits of sea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, local name bangar) in Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016
LinkFruits of sea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, local name bangar) in Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Al-Ghuwayriyah, Qatar
Terminal spikes of sea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, local name bangar) in Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016
LinkTerminal spikes of sea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, local name bangar) in Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Al-Ghuwayriyah, Qatar
Green shoot of sea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, local name bangar) in Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016
LinkGreen shoot of sea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, local name bangar) in Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Al-Ghuwayriyah, Qatar
Close up of fruits of sea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, local name bangar) in Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016
LinkClose up of fruits of sea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, local name bangar) in Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Al-Ghuwayriyah, Qatar
Sea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, local name bangar) taken from Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016
LinkSea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, local name bangar) taken from Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016
Sea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, local name bangar) with fruits taken from Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016
LinkSea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, local name bangar) with fruits taken from Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016
Branch of sea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, local name bangar) taken from Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016
LinkBranch of sea beet (Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima, local name bangar) taken from Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, April 29, 2016

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