African Plant Database

Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa (Mill.) Thell.
Protologue : Ill. Fl. Mitt.-Eur. 201 (1918)
Information on the genus : Eruca
Basionym : Eruca sativa Mill.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Eruca sativa Mill. (1768)
 Eruca sativa Mill. subsp. sativa
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eruca longirostris Uechtr. (1874)
=Eruca sativa var. longirostris (Uechtr.) Batt. (1888)
=Eruca sativa subsp. longirostris (Uechtr.) Jahand. & Maire (1932)
=Eruca vesicaria subsp. longirostris (Uechtr.) Emb. & Maire (1941)
=Eruca subbipinnata Chiov. (1932)
=Brassica lativalvis Boiss. (1846)
=Eruca lativalvis (Boiss.) Boiss. (1867)
=Eruca vesicaria subsp. lativalvis (Boiss.) Thell. (1918)
=Eruca sativa subsp. lativalvis (Boiss.) Greuter & Burdet (1983)
=Eruca deserti Pomel (1874)
=Eruca sativa var. deserti (Pomel) Batt. (1888)
=Eruca vesicaria var. deserti (Pomel) Batt. (1965)
=Eruca lanceolata Pomel (1875)
=Eruca vesicaria var. lanceolata (Pomel) Emb. & Maire (1941)
=Eruca stenocarpa Boiss. & Reut. (1852)
=Eruca sativa var. stenocarpa (Boiss. & Reut.) Batt. (1854)
=Eruca vesicaria var. stenocarpa (Boiss. & Reut.) Thell. (1918)
=Eruca glabrescens Jord. (1864)
=Eruca glabrescens var. valverdensis Pit. (1909)
=Brassica hispida Ten. (1815)
=Eruca sativa var. hispida (Ten.) Groves (1914)
=Eruca sativa f. immarginata Sennen & Mauricio
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb 0,2-1 m tall, usually hispid; stems erect, simple or branching; lower leaves lyrately-pinnatisect, upper ones shorter, terminal lobe larger than laterals (1-5); …
Ecology : Weed in garden near sea-level. (Somalia); weed of annual crops, particularly linseed (Linum usitatissimum); 1850-2550 m alt. (Ethiopia).
  Easily confused with Raphanus raphanistrum without fruits.
  Widely cultivated in temperate regions (leaves = salad rocket).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 13: 12-14 (1970).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Afrique N. 12: 309 (1965).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • Tutin, T. G. (1993). Flora Europaea [ed. 2] 1: 410
  • List Fungi, Fl. Fau. Madeira Selv. Arch. : 189 (2008).
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