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Erucastrum arabicum Fisch. & C.A. Mey.
Protologue : Index Seminum Hort. Petrop. 5: 35 (1839)
Information on the genus : Erucastrum
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Brassica arabica (Fisch. & C.A. Mey.) Fiori (1912)
 Erucastrum arabicum Fisch. & C.A. Mey. var. arabicum
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Brassica schimperi Boiss.
=Erucastrum arabicum var. schimperi (Boiss.) O.E. Schulz
=Erucastrum arabicum var. hararense (Engl.) O.E. Schulz
=Sisymbrium hararense Engl. (1902)
=Diplotaxis inopinata Sprague (1914)
=Sisymbrium abyssinicum E. Fourn.
Taxon infra-specific
Erucastrum arabicum Fisch. & C.A. Mey. var. arabicum
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb to 1 m tall.
Ecology : Disturbed places in upland forest, cultivated land (weedy); 0- 3170 m alt. Namibia, Botswana, Arabia. Introduced weed in many regions outside Ethiopian area, E Africa and Namibia.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual-Herb Ht 0.3 - 0.7 m. Alt 0 - 1200 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 266

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • MARLOTH, HERMANN WILHELM RUDOLF (1970). Flora of Southern Africa with Synoptical Tables of the Genera of Higher Plants. Capetown 13: 9-10

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 3: 105 (1986).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 212 (1999).
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see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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