What is Brassica tournefortii?
Brassica tournefortii is a widespread and accepted species of the Brassicaceae family, native to Northern Africa, Asia and Southern Europe ( USDA-ARS, 2015 ). Brassica is a large genus with The Plant List (2013) recording 384 plant names, 39 of which are accepted species names ( The Plant List, 2013 ).
Is wild turnip (Brassica tournefortii) a weed?
Wild turnip ( Brassica tournefortii) is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. It is an aggressive weed of disturbed sites, roadsides, cultivation and a wide variety of natural habitats in temperate, semi-arid and arid regions.
Can B tournefortii be effectively controlled in one year?
B. tournefortii can not be effectively controlled in one year. Multiple management methods need to be applied over multiple years in order to effectively control a B. tournefortii invasion. Effectiveness of control increases by using a combination of methods (USDA, 2015).
What type of soil does B tournefortii like?
B. tournefortii favours sandy disturbed soils, and can tolerate soil salinity (ASDM, 2015). It requires very low soil nutrient levels, and is able to grow in extremely poor soils and sand dunes (Dremann, 2005). Plants for a Future (2015) report that B. tournefortii prefers well-drained yet moist soils and that it cannot grow in the shade.
Brassica tournefortii is a species of plant known by the common names Asian mustard, pale cabbage, African mustard, and Sahara mustard, and is well known as an invasive species, especially in California . The plant is generally similar to other mustards, but the yellow flowers are not as bright and flashy as closely related species.
Is B tournefortii edible?
B. tournefortii leaves and young shoots are edible and its seeds can be used to obtain oil (PFAF, 2015). In India and Tibet, B. tournefortii is cultivated on a small scale as an oil crop (Hammer et al., 2013).
Where do you find Botrytis tournefortii?
Specifically, B. tournefortii occurs in the Northern African countries of Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. It is widely spread across the Middle East and Western and Central Asia, including Oman, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Syria and Turkey.