Article | . 2017 Vol. 35, Issue. 2
A Review of the Scientific Names of Chinese Cabbage according to the International Codes of Nomenclature



Department of Horticulture, Chungnam National University1
College of Horticulture, Shenyang Agricultural University2
Facilities and Management Division, National Science Museum3
National Agrobiodiversity Center, National Institute of Agricultural Science4
National Agrobiodiversity Center, National Institute of Agricultural Science5
Department of Horticultural Crop Research, National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science6
Seobu Branch Office, Korea Seed &Variety Service7
ReSEAT program, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information8
National Park Research Institute, Korea National Park9




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We organized the scientific names of Chinese cabbage according to the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (ICN) and the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP). We found that the subspecies name ‘Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis (Lour.) Rupr.’ was suitable as the scientific name for Chinese cabbage, and we classified B. rapa var. glabra Regel. as its synonym. In addition, B. petsai Bailey is an ‘unrecorded name’ not found in the original description, and therefore is not suitable for use. We conclude that all names based on this name are ‘invalid names’, and should not be used.



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