What’s in a Name? Synonyms for Camelina sativa
In many languages Camelina is simply …. Camelina.
Camelina may also be called:
gold-of-pleasure, caméline de l’Ouest, linseed dodder, petit lin, camelina pilosa, false flax, Hryst [Serbian], Lnicznik [Polish], sésame d’Allemagne, big seed false flax, Tuder [Estonian], large seeded false flax, caméline ciliée, Рыжик посевной [Russian], caméline faux-lin, western false flax, wild flax, Dutch flax, faux-lin, petit lin, sésame bâtard, Leindotter, Saat-Leindotter, dodder [Danish], dådror [Swedish], lnianka, gomborka [Hungarian], western false flax, German sesame, caméline cultivée, faux-lin de l’Ouest, Judra [Lithuanian], lin bâtard, 亚麻荠 [Chinese], סאטיבה קמלינה [Hebrew], कैमेलीना सैटाइवा [Hindi], Ketenciler’de [Azerbaijani], კამელინის [Georgian], アマナズナ属 [ Japanese], كاميلينا [Arabic] and … Myagrum sativum – which is an older name for camelina that we mentioned in an earlier Smart Earth Seeds blog entry about various uses for this important crop. The use of this ancient oilseed dates back thousands of years into human history and its’ evidence is found among the earliest of domesticated crops.
Do you know of more linguistic synonyms for Camelina?
We compiled these synonyms from a variety of sources. One of them is the excellent resource Feedipedia. Paris-based Feedipedia is a joint project of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), the French Agricultural Research Center for International Development (CIRAD) the French Association for Animal Production (AFZ) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Another source is the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s biology document on Camelina sativa.
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Illustration of Camelina by J Kops et al (1889) via Plant Illustrations dot org