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Related to crambe: Crambe maritima, Crambe abyssinica


Any of certain Old World annual plants of the genus Crambe in the mustard family, cultivated for their seeds, which yield a useful oil.

[Latin crambē, cabbage, from Greek krambē.]


(Plants) any plant of the Crambe genus of the Brassicaceae family native to Europe, eastern Africa, and central and southern Asia
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Noun1.Crambe - annual or perennial herbs with large leaves that resemble the leaves of cabbages
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, family Brassicaceae, family Cruciferae, mustard family - a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives
Crambe maritima, sea cole, sea kale - perennial of coastal sands and shingles of northern Europe and Baltic and Black Seas having racemes of small white flowers and large fleshy blue-green leaves often used as potherbs
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Culture-dependent and independent approaches for identifying novel halogenases encoded by Crambe crambe (marine sponge) microbiota.
But it does use a wide variety of plants, including alliums, summer snowflakes (leucojum), camassias, crambe, geraniums, peonies, roses, sweet bay magnolia, veronicastrum and phlox.
Covered commodities include barley, canola, large and small chickpeas, corn, crambe, flaxseed, grain sorghum, lentils, mustard seed, oats, peanuts, dry peas, rapeseed, long grain rice, medium grain rice (which includes short grain rice), safflower seed, sesame, soybeans, sunflower seed and wheat.
The foods that are suitable for epoxides production include, for example, the oils of mustard, elder seed, crambe (Abyssinian cabbage) and dragonhead.
Crambe cordifolia, closely related to our native Seakale - Crambe maritima - has a giant round umbel of small creamy flowers, adored by bees.
Lipase-catalyzed alcoholysis of crambe oil and camelina oil for the preparation of long-chain esters, Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society 77(4): 361-366.
circumcinctus and the weevil complex on Crambe is briefly presented.
Nos ultimos anos, o interesse por oleaginosas com potencial para a producao de biodiesel esta sendo intensificado, dentre elas destacam-se o girassol (Helianthus annuus) e o crambe (Crambe abyssinica Hoechst).