Black Mustard

Black Mustard/ True Mustard

Scientific name: Brassica nigra (L.) Koch

Local name: Kalsarisha

Chromosome number: 2n=16







Taxonomic Position of Black Mustard According to Cronquist (1981)


Kingdom :Plantae
Division :Magnoliophyta
Class :Magnoliopsida
Subclass :Dilleniidae
Order :Capparales
Family :Brassicaceae
Genus :Brassica
Species : B. nigra

Botanical Description of Brassica nigra

Habit: annual herb


Root: Tap root system

Stem: Erect, branched above, glabrous and glaucous above

Leaf: Simple, alternate

Inflorescence: Panicle

Flower: Complete, pedicillate

Calyx: Sepal oblong or spreading

Corolla: Petal 4, cruciform

Androecium: Stamen 6, tetradynamous

Gynoecium: Ovary cylindrical, superior

Fruit: Siliqua


Chromosome number: 2n=16









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