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Brassica nigra

Authority(L.) Koch.
FamilyMagnoliopsida:Dilleniidae:Capparales:Cruciferae
SynonymsBrassica nigra var. abyssinica, Brassica sinapioides, Melanosinapis nigra
Common namesblack mustard, brown mustard, mustard, red mustard, yellow mustard, wedlock, yellow mustard seed, indian mustard, moutarde noire, moutarde brune, moutarde de l'Inde, moutarde de Chine, chou noir, mostaza negra, mostaza de India, khardal aswad, mostarda negra, mostarda preta, senape nero, brunsenap, svartsenap, sennep, sort sennep, bruine mosterd, zwarte mosterd, junceamosterd, sareptamosterd, must kapsasrohi, mustardo, sinapo, mustasinappi, moster, Schwarzer Senf, Schwarz Senf, Senfkohl, Braunsenf, kruv shachor, hardal shador, fekete mustármag, barna mustarmag, svartsennep, kapusta czarna, kapusta gorczyca, gorczyca czarna, gorchítsa chërnyi, kara hardal, siyah hardal, tohumu, moustarda, sinaposporos, mustaroskorn, mustasa, kadugu, senafich, rai, lal sarsu, biji savi, mohari, spandaan, kuro garashi, krishnikaa, abba, haradali
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Ecocrop code550



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BRIEF DESCRIPTION A herb reaching 1-2 m in height. The leaves are all stalked, up to 16 cm long, and flowers bright yellow, about 8 mm long. USES The seeds are used for mustard. The seeds yield 28% of a fixed oil used in medicines and soaps. GROWING PERIOD Annual. COMMON NAMES Black mustard, French mustard. FURTHER INF Black mustard is native of Euroasia, it is little known in the tropics. Seed yields of up to 1.9 t/ha have been reported. A dry season after the emergence of fruit will hamper the development of seeds, thus causing severe loss of yield.
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SOURCES (B. nigra L.)
Roecklein J 1987 pp 381 [USE, TEMP, RAIN, TEXT]
Duke J 1975 pp 9 [PH, RAIN, TEMP]
Purseglove J 1974 pp 92 [USE]
Janick J 1991 pp 384
Hornok L 1992 pp 233-235 [RAIN, KTMP, TEXT, PH, FER, USE]