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Canola

Scientific Name
Brassica napus
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, 1753
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Capparales: Brassicaceae)
Reliability
High
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Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Disseminule: Seed

Description:

Seed Colour: Purple, Variable - black/red

Seed Lenght: 1 - 2mm

Seed Sculpture: Granular, Reticulate

Seed Shape: Ovoid, Spherical

Siliqua obliquely erect, 5–10 cm long, obscurely 4-angled; beak 5–20 mm long, tapering, seedless; tip narrower than persistent stigma. Seeds spherical sometimes compressed, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, blue-black.

Source: Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust

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Author
Ken Walker and Clare McLellan
Created
12/09/2011 10:57 AEST
Last Updated
17/01/2013 15:24 AEST
Citation
Ken Walker and Clare McLellan (2011) Canola (Brassica napus) Updated on 1/17/2013 3:24:06 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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