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Brassica napus L.

Synonyms

Brassica campestris, Brassica carinatua, Brassica gongylodes, Brassica napobrassica, Brassica oleifera, Brassica oleracea, Brassica praecox, Brassica rapa, Brassica rutabaga, Brassica sativa, Brassica stricta, Braya campestris, Crucifera napus, Napus oleifera, Rapa napus, Raphanus napus, Sinapis napus

Common names

Rapeseed, oilseed rape, rapa, rappi

My notes

Difficult to distinguish it from B. rapa.

Extract from Wikipedia article

Rapeseed (Brassica napus), also known as rape, oilseed rape, rapa, rappi, rapaseed (and, in the case of one particular group of cultivars, canola), is a bright-yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family), consumed in China (油菜: Mandarin Pinyin yóucài; Cantonese:yau choy) and Southern Africa as a vegetable. The name derives from the Latin for turnip, rāpa or rāpum, and is first recorded in English at the end of the 14th century. Older writers usually distinguished the turnip and rape by the adjectives 'round' and 'long' (-'rooted'), respectively. Rutabagas, Brassica napobrassica, are sometimes considered a variety of B. napus. Some botanists also include the closely related B. campestris within B. napus.[+]

Linkrapeseed (Brassica napus)(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkRapeseed (Brassica napus)(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkBlooming rapeseed (Brassica napus)(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 20, 2015
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkRosette of glossy leaves of rapeseed (Brassica napus) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkYellow flowers of rapeseed (Brassica napus)(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, December 18, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkClose up of yellow flowers of rapeseed (Brassica napus)(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, December 18, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkBlooming rapeseed (Brassica napus)(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 26, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkMasses of blooming rapeseed (Brassica napus)(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 26, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkBasal leaves of rapeseed (Brassica napus)(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 26, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkPlant of rapeseed (Brassica napus)(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 26, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkSiliqua fruits of rapeseed (Brassica napus) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 26, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkFruits of rapeseed (Brassica napus) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 26, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar

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