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Brassica oleracea var. acephala Linn. f. tricolor Hort.


Description from Flora of China

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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