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1f. Brassica oleracea var. acephala de Candolle, Syst. Nat. 2: 583. 1821.

羽衣甘蓝 yu yi gan lan

Stem base highly shortened, not fleshy, shortly cylindric. Basal and lower cauline leaves yellow, pink, purplish, or red, rarely green, numerous, overlapping and forming a loose head. Axillary leafy buds not forming heads. Inflorescence neither fleshy nor condensed into a head. Flowers yellow. 2n = 18*.

Cultivated primarily as an ornamental for its colored heads. Precise distribution in China unknown [widely cultivated elsewhere].


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