ornamental kale Brassica oleracea var. var. sabellica L. from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 13, 2010, 9:58:09 AM2/13/10
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uploading Brassica oleracea var. sabellica L. (B. oleracea var. acephala auct.,  non DC.), the ornamental kale from Delhi

Grown in pots as ornamental for its variously coloured loose head of leaves.


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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/

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Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 13, 2010, 10:38:48 PM2/13/10
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Dear Inderjeet
We have long been using the name Brassica oleracea var. acephala DC. for for both Kale used as vegetable and ornamental kale or flowering cabbage. Now it is understood that flowering kale is B. oleracea var. sabellica L. (and naturally B. oleracea var. acephala of most authors (auct.) and not DC. as synonym). Brassica oleracea var. acephala DC is now correctly known as B. oleracea var. viridis L. , accordingly correct name for kale used as vegetable (also known as collards, kale, cow cabbage, Portuguese kale, and our own famous Kashmiriri Karam Saag).
     Accordingly the correct citation is:

Ornamental Kale- Brassica oleracea var. sabellica L. (Syn: B. oleracea var. acephala auct. (non DC.))
Kale, Karam Saag- B. oleracea var. viridis L. (Syn: B. oleracea var. acephala DC.)


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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 


On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 5:14 AM, Inderjeet Sethi <ikse...@gmail.com> wrote:


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Dear Dr Singh,
Can you please clarify about the names of the authorities used. Moreover, which var is valid now, acephala or sabellina.

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