Sorting Eruca names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :


Eruca sativa Mill.

SYNONYM(S) : Brassica eruca L., Eruca vesicaria (L.) Cav. subsp. sativa (Mill.) Thell.

CHINESE : Zi ma cai.

ENGLISH : Arugula, Rocket, Garden rocket, Mediterranean rocket, Italian cress, Rocket salad, Salad rocket.

FRENCH : Roquette commune, Roquette cultivée, Roquette des jardins.

GERMAN : Ölrauke, Rauke, Senfrauke.

HINDI : Jamba.

ITALIAN : Ruchetta, Rucola, Rucola comune, Rúcola, Rugula.

JAPANESE : Kibanasuzushiro, Roketsuto, Saradaroketsuto.

PORTUGUESE : Rúgula (Brazil).

SPANISH : Arúgula, Arrúgula, Chacuacumba (Mexico), Jazamango, Rábano blanco (Mexico), Rabanillo (Mexico), Roqueta, Rúcula, Zarmao (Mexico).

Eruca sativa Mill. var. eriocarpa Boiss.

CHINESE : Mian guo zi ma cai.

ENGLISH : Woolly-fruited rocket.

Eruca vesicaria (L.) Cav.

ENGLISH : Spanish rocket.

FRENCH : Roquette du Maroc.

SPANISH : Oruga roqueta, Ruca pudenta (Catalan).

General Bibliography


General & specific on-line


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (19 January 2003).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.


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