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Rapistrum rugosum (turnipweed)

Synonyms: Cakile rugosa; Cochlearia rugosa; Hirschfeldia hispanica; Myagrum hispanicum; Myagrum orientale; Myagrum rugosum; Myagrum venosum; Rapistrum clavatum; Rapistrum confusum; Rapistrum conoideum; Rapistrum glabrum; Rapistrum hirsutum; Rapistrum hirtum; Rapistrum hispanicum; Rapistrum hispidum; Rapistrum linnaeanum; Rapistrum longeramosum; Rapistrum microcarpum; Rapistrum orientale; Rapistrum rugosum subsp. linnaeanum; Rapistrum rugosum subsp. orientale; Rapistrum rugosum subsp. rugosum; Rapistrum rugosum var. rugosum; Rapistrum strictissimum

Wikipedia Abstract

Rapistrum rugosum is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common names annual bastardcabbage, common giant mustard or turnipweed. It is native to Eurasia and parts of Africa, and it is present throughout the world as an introduced species and a common weed. It is an invasive species in many areas. It is an annual herb producing an erect stem reaching up to about a meter tall. The leaves are variable in shape and size and the proximal blades are generally cut into lobes or divided into leaflets. The herbage is coated in rough hairs. The inflorescence is a raceme of flowers with dark-veined yellow petals each under a centimeter long. The fruit is a knoblike spherical ribbed silique borne on a long pedicel with a widened area where it joins the fruit.
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Light Preference [2]  Mostly Sunny
Soil Acidity [2]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [2]  Intermediate
Soil Moisture [2]  Mostly Dry
Dispersal Mode [3]  Autochory
Lifespan [1]  Annual
Structure [4]  Herb

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Essex Estuaries 114016 England, United Kingdom
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Margate and Long Sands 160406 England, United Kingdom
Migneint–Arenig–Dduallt 49343 Wales, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Norfolk Island National Park II 1723 Australian external territories, Australia  
Parco Del Somma-Vesuvio e Miglio D'Oro National Park II 33648 Italy
Pevensey Levels 8860 England, United Kingdom  
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  


Ceutorhynchus contractus[5]
Ceutorhynchus picitarsis <Unverified Name>[5]
Ceutorhynchus timidus <Unverified Name>[5]
Columbina passerina (Common Ground-Dove)[6]
Contarinia nasturtii[5]
Nezara viridula (Southern green stink bug)[6]
Pontia helice (Meadow White)[6]
Psylliodes cuprea <Unverified Name>[5]
Rhea americana (Greater Rhea)[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault




Attributes / relations provided by
1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
2Ellenberg, H., Weber, H.E., Dull, R., Wirth, V., Werner, W., Paulissen, D. (1991) Zeigerwerte von Pflanzen in Mitteleuropa. Scripta Geobotanica 18, 1–248
3Paula S, Arianoutsou M, Kazanis D, Tavsanoglu Ç, Lloret F, Buhk C, Ojeda F, Luna B, Moreno JM, Rodrigo A, Espelta JM, Palacio S, Fernández-Santos B, Fernandes PM, and Pausas JG. 2009. Fire-related traits for plant species of the Mediterranean Basin. Ecology 90: 1420.
Paula S. & Pausas J.G. 2013. BROT: a plant trait database for Mediterranean Basin species. Version 2013.06.
4Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
5Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
7Comparatore, Viviana, and Cristina Yagueddú. Diet of the Greater Rhea (Rhea americana) in an agroecosystem of the Flooding Pampa, Argentina. Ornitologia Neotropical 18.2 (2007): 187-194.
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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