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1d. Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera (de Candolle) Zenker, Fl. Thüringen. 15: 2. 1836.

抱子甘蓝 bao zi gan lan

Brassica oleracea var. bullata de Candolle subvar. gemmifera de Candolle, Syst. Nat. 2: 585. 1821; B. gemmifera (de Candolle) H. Léveillé; B. oleracea subsp. gemmifera (de Candolle) Schwarz.

Stem base strongly elongated, not fleshy, cylindric. Basal and lower cauline leaves green, few to several, widely spaced, not overlapping into a head. Axillary leafy buds forming small, subglobose or obovoid heads. Inflorescence neither fleshy nor condensed into a head. Flowers yellow. 2n = 18*.

Introduced and cultivated as a vegetable. Sichuan, Zhejiang, and a little in Yunnan [widely cultivated elsewhere].


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