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  Brassica cretica Lamarck ssp. botrytis (L.) O. Schwartz
  Family Name : Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)

  Common Names : Cauliflower

  Chinese Name : 花椰菜

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  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
  • Biogeography
    • Native Habitat :
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Annual herb with a compact growth form.
      Foliage: Oblong leaves are widely spaced in a rosette.
      Flowers: Yellow flowers have petals that form a cross-like shape.
      Cultivation :
      Although cauliflower is often considered a vegetable suited for temperate climates, it has been grown in tropical areas of Africa, Central America and South America. It is not commonly grown in Singapore, but a heat resistant cultivar has been successfully grown here. It requires a deep soil rich in organic matter.
      Etymology :
      The varietal epithet botrytis stems from a Greek word that means a cluster resembling a bunch of grapes.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Flowers)
      Food (Fruit & Vegetable: Flowers and their flower stalks are harvested early in the undeveloped stage. They are consumed raw or cooked in a variety of methods, such as stir-frying, steaming or boiling. They contain Vitamin C (60 mg per 100 g). )
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Yellow / Golden
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