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Brassica oleracea var. capitata Linn.


Description from Flora of China

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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