Brassica nigra (L.) W.D.J. Koch

Black mustard

source: Pancrat (2009), Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 3.0 Unported)
source: Pancrat (2009), Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 3.0 Unported)


GrinTax Brassica nigra (L.) W.D.J. Koch
The Plant list Brassica nigra (L.) W.D.J. Koch
English name Black mustard

Crop relationship
Black mustard primary genepool
Cabbage secondary genepool
Mustard secondary genepool
Rapeseed tertiaire genenpool
Turnip tertiary genepool
Radish tertiary genepool
White mustard tertiary genepool

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Europe largest part of Europe
Asia SW-Asia
Africa N-Africa
North-America naturalized
South-America naturalized
Australia naturalized
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, May 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.cqrnoe
Distribution data GBIF, May 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.cqrnoe

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information