Thomas Bjorkman tnb1 at cornell.edu
Tue Mar 11 08:51:52 EST 1997

In article <199703102208.RAA24890 at mail3.uts.ohio-state.edu>,
kramer.8 at OSU.EDU (David W. Kramer) wrote:

> >Would someone clarify the scientific name for
> >rapeseed for me? Is it Brassica rapa or
> >Brassica napa?
> >
> >Tom W.
> >Southfield, MI
> Rapeseed is Brassica rapa var. oleifera.  Brassica napus (note:  napus not
> napa) is Rutabaga. 

And then there is Napa Cabbage, one of the main groups of chinese
cabbage.  This is a trade designation, not a botanical one.
Thomas Björkman    
Dept. of Horticultural Sciences   
Cornell University

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