EPPO Global Database

Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis(BRSCH)

Code created in: 2002-03-07

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: BRSCH
  • Preferred name: Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Hanelt


This subspecies of B. rapa corresponds to one of the groups of varieties developed in eastern Asia for consumption as a leafy vegetable. The other group is subsp. pekinensis (q.v.)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Brassica campestris subsp. chinensis (Linnaeus) Makino
Brassica chinensis Linnaeus
Brassica chinensis var. parachinensis (Bailey) Sinskaya
Brassica parachinensis Bailey
Brassica rapa var. parachinensis (Bailey) Hanelt
Brassica rapa var. rosularis (Tsen & S.H. Lee) Hanelt

Common names
Name Language
Chinese chard English
ching tsai English
choy sum English
pak-choi English
chinesischer Senfkohl German
Pak-choi German
blette chinoise French
bok choy French
col china Spanish
cavolo sedano Italian
pak choi Italian
pak-choi Dutch
couve-da-china Portuguese
nabo-chinês Portuguese
asiatisk kål Swedish
taisi Japanese
パクチョイ Japanese
капуста китайская Russian
pak choi Danish
kapusta chińska Polish
kínai ízek Hungarian
čínské zelí Czech
kapusta čínska Slovak