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1a. Brassica oleracea var. capitata Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 667. 1753.

甘蓝 gan lan

Brassica capitata (Linnaeus) H. Léveillé.

Stem base highly shortened, not fleshy, conical. Basal and lower cauline leaves green, numerous, strongly overlapping into a compact, globose, oblong, or rarely subconical, closed, apically rounded or flattened head. Axillary leafy buds not forming heads. Inflorescence neither fleshy nor condensed into a head. Flowers yellow. 2n = 18*.

Cultivated as a vegetable. Throughout China [widely cultivated elsewhere].


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