Brassica nigra (L.) K.Koch

 
  • Family : BRASSICACEAE
    (MUSTARD FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Brassicaceae
  • Basionym : Sinapis nigra L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Brassica nigra (L.) K.Koch
  • Common name : Black mustard, Mustard
  • Vernacular name : Kadugu (Malayalam); Mohari (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated throughout for its seeds.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-May
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Chamarajanagar district, Kolar district
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Kozhikode district
    • Maharashtra : Nagpur district, Cultivated
    • Odisha : Angul district, Balasore district, Bargarh district, Bolangir district, Boudh district, Cuttack district, Deogarh district, Dhenkanal district, Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district, Kandhamal district, Kendrapara district, Keonjhar district, Khurda district, Koraput district, Malkangiri district, Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Rayagada district,Sambalpur district, Sundergarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Karur district, Krishnagiri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, Pudukkottai district, Sivaganga district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Vellore district
  • Native : Southern mediterranean
  • World Distribution : Europe, North Africa, Soth West Asia, Temperate parts of India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Brassica nigra. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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