Raphanus caudatus

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Podding radish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Raphanus
Species: R. caudatus
Binomial name
Raphanus caudatus

The rat-tail radish (Chineset 鼠尾蘿蔔, s 鼠尾萝卜, shǔwěi luóbó), serpent radish, or tail-pod radish[1] is a plant of the radish genus Raphanus named for its edible seed pods.[2] Linnaeus described it as the species Raphanus caudatus; it is now sometimes treated as a variety of the common radish (R. sativus), either caudatus or mougri.[1]

It is found primarily in India and Southeast Asia and is believed to have originated in China.[3] It was first known in the West no later than 1815, when introduced into England from Java.[4]


  1. ^ a b Agricultural Research Service. GRIN Taxonomy for Plants: "Raphanus sativus var. mougri H. W. J. Helm". United States Department of Agriculture (Beltsville), 2014. Accessed 23 Jun 2014.
  2. ^ Mogri
  3. ^ "Raphanus sativus 'Caudatus'". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  4. ^ "Rat-Tailed Radish". Kitchen Gardeners International. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 

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