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Diplotaxis DC.:
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Diplotaxis (plant)

Diplotaxis (wall-rocket) is a genus of 32–34 species of flowering plants in the family Brassicaceae (Cruciferae), native to Europe, the Mediterranean region and Macaronesia; the species diversity is highest in the Iberian Peninsula, North Africa and the Cape Verde archipelago.[1] They are annual or perennial plants, either herbaceous or sub-shrubby with a woody base. The flowers are yellow in most species, but are white in Diplotaxis erucoides subsp. erucoides and violet in Diplotaxis subg. Hesperidium.[1] Some species, such as D. tenuifolia, can be used as leaf vegetables; they are similar to Eruca sativa in their peppery flavour and are used interchangeably with it.


Diplotaxis contains the following species:[1]


  1. ^ a b c Domenico Pignone & Juan B. Martínez-Laborde (2011). Chittaranjan Kole, ed. Oilseeds. Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources. Springer. pp. 137–147. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-14871-2_7. ISBN 978-3-642-14871-2. 

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