Common name: Indian Mustard, Brown Mustard, Chinese Mustard, Mustard Greens, Gai Choy
Brassica juncea (L.) Czern. APNI*
Synonyms: Brassica x juncea sensu Entwistle (1996) APNI*
Description: Annual to 1 m high, branches almost erect, glabrous.
Leaves glaucous, basal leaves lyrate-pinnatisect with 1 or 2 pairs of lobes, to 20 cm long; upper leaves reducing to ± entire, glabrous, ± petiolate.
Inflorescence elongating from a flat corymb. Petals 7–9 mm long, pale yellow. Siliqua spreading, 2–6 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, ± 4-angled; lateral veins on valves anastomosing; beak 4–10 mm long; pedicel 7–20 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Weed of agricultural lands. Native of Eur. & Asia.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *NT, *ST, *CWS, *SWS, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *W.A. *S.A.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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