Genus:
Eruca Mill.

Eruca vesicaria (L.) Cav.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Medit. to China and Arabian Peninsula. It is used as animal food, a poison and a medicine and for fuel and food.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Adventicia en Colombia; Alt. 1910 - 2600 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 1910–2600 m a.s.l. Naturalised in Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Bogotá DC, Cundinamarca.
Habit
Herb.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, artificial - terrestrial.

[FZ]

Cruciferae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial glaucous herb with slender tap-root and stiff, erect, pubescent stem up to 80 cm. tall.
Morphology Leaves
Lower leaves stalked, lyrate-pinnatifid or pinnate, terminal leaflet or lobe oblong or obovate, lateral ones narrower, all coarsely toothed or lobed or sometimes entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow or whitish veined with purple, pedicellate, pedicels 2–4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 8–10 mm. long, oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals up to 25 mm. long, obovate-cuneate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Silique 12–25 x 3–5 mm., with an elongate-triangular beak up to 7–8 mm. long and 4 mm. broad at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds brownish, 2 x 1 mm., flattened-ellipsoid.

[UPFC]
Use Animal Food
Used as animal food.
Use Fuel
Used for fuels.
Use Gene Sources
Used as gene sources.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
Use Poisons
Poisons.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Baleares, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Greece, Gulf States, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Manchuria, Mongolia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Qinghai, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Spain, Tadzhikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Xinjiang, Yemen

Introduced into:

Albania, Alberta, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Assam, Austria, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Canary Is., Central European Rus, Chad, Chile Central, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, East European Russia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Illinois, India, Iowa, Japan, Kansas, Madeira, Manitoba, Maryland, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, North Caucasus, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Norway, Ontario, Oregon, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Poland, Primorye, Québec, Romania, Saskatchewan, Somalia, South Australia, South Dakota, Sudan, Switzerland, Texas, Transcaucasus, Ukraine, Utah, Vermont, Victoria, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe

Eruca vesicaria (L.) Cav. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1999 Barkley, C. [3120], Greece K000731653 No
s.coll. [637], Baleares K000653893 Unknown type material Yes
Jury, S.L. [16908], Morocco K000731654 No
Forbes [[88]], Turkey Eruca sativa subsp. lativalvis K000653895 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4800], India Eruca sativa K001039937 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4800] Eruca sativa K001039941 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 4800], India Eruca sativa K001039942 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4800], India Eruca sativa K001039938 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4800] Eruca sativa K001039940 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4800], India Eruca sativa K001039939 Yes

First published in Descr. Pl.: 426 (1802)

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