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1c. Beta vulgaris var. altissima Döll, Rhein. Fl. 293. 1843.

甜萝卜 tian luo bo

Description from Flora of China

Beta vulgaris var. saccharifera Alefeld.

Root white, fusiform.

The roots are a commercial source of sugar (sugar beet).

Cultivated mainly. in N China [of cultivated origin].


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