Seed-coat Structure of Ethiopian ‘Rape’


SAMPLES have been obtained of seed described as Ethiopian ‘rape’, imported into Europe for oil extraction. Plants grown from the seed corresponded with specimens in the Kew Herbarium named Brassica integrifolia (West) O. E. Schulz var. carinata (A.Br.). This plant is cultivated in Ethiopia and adjacent north-east African territories. Most taxonomists regard this species as a mustard, and some include it in the B. juncea complex which contains a number of mustards of commercial importance.

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VAUGHAN, J. Seed-coat Structure of Ethiopian ‘Rape’. Nature 178, 1188–1189 (1956).

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