Acephala group

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The Acephala group of cultivars for the species Brassica oleracea includes[1]:

The Acephala means "no head" as the plants have leaves with no central head; the opposite arrangement of white cabbage, or Savoy cabbage.

Each cultivar has a different genome owing to mutation[2], evolution, the ecological niche, and intentional plant-breeding by man.


  1. ^ RHS Plant Finder. Web. https://www.rhs.org.uk Accessed: 2014-11-25.
  2. ^ https://www.bio.cmu.edu/. Courses: "Genome evolution and mutation". Web. Accessed: 2014-11-25.