Brassica tournefortii Gouan
Asian mustard, pale cabbage, African mustard, Sahara mustard
Kingdom Plantae Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
Subclass Rosidae Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
Order Brassicales Mustard, cabbage, caper, papaya, nasturtiums, many others; most produce mustard oil
Family Brassicaceae Mustards, cabbages
Genus Brassica A Latin name for “cabbage”
Species tournefortii After Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656-1708), author of Institutiones Rei Herbariae published in 1700 and a celebrated French botanist who was the first to properly define genera and was an important forerunner of Linnaeus. He died the year after Linnaeus was born
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Older scientific names
Gouan var. sisymbrioides (Fisch.) Grossh.
Brassica tournefortii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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4/28/2018 · Scenic Drive, Red Rock Canyon, Nevada
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)
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