Brassica rapa Oleifera Group (Common names)

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See also:

Brassica rapa Chinensis Group (Common names)

Brassica rapa Cima di rapa Group (Common names)

Brassica rapa Nipposinica Group (Common names)

Brassica rapa Pekinensis Group (Common names)

Brassica rapa Rapa Group (Common names)

Brassica rapa Septiceps Group (Common names)


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Names in common use


  • English: bird rape, turnip rape; Canola®1 (Canada)
  • German: Rübsen; Rübsenreps, Rübsaat; Rübsen (CH, Austria)
  • Dutch: raapzaad; zomerraapzaad, boterzaad2
  • Swedish: rybs
  • Danish: rybs; agerkål3
  • Norwegian: rybs
  • Icelandic:


  • French: navette; Canola®1 (Canada)
  • Italian: ravizzone
  • Spanish: nabina
  • Catalan:
  • Portuguese:
  • Romanian: rapiţă


  • Russian: сурепица, сурепка; озимая сурепица,мелкосемянный рапс4 - surepica, surepka; ozimaja surepica, melkosemjannyj raps4
  • Polish: rzepik
  • Czech: řepice
  • Slovak:
  • Bulgarian: репица, рапица - repica, rapica
  • Croatian: ograšica, slačica, repica, ognjica
  • Serb:
  • Slovenian: repica


  • Latvian:
  • Lithuanian:
  • Albanian:
  • Greek: ράπιτσα
  • Turkish:
  • Maltese:
  • Hungarian: repce, réparepce
  • Finnish: rypsi; naurisrapsi
  • Estonian:

Sources and commentaries

(1) Canola® is originally a trademark for oil Brassica grown in Canada. It includes mostly Brassica napus, and also some Brassica rapa. The word is gaining a status of crop name in northern America.

(2) Spring rape only.

(3) Wild rape only.

(4) Winter rape only.