9596.000 Lactuca L. - Lettuces

Description of the genus

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs. Leaves radical or cauline and alternate. Involucre usually cylindric. Phyllaries 3-5-seriate. Receptacle without scales. Florets yellow, whitish, purplish or blue. Achenes beaked or at least somewhat attenuate above, with ascending hairs or rough projections on the ribs or at least on the margins; ribs unequal. Pappus several-seriate of uniform barbellate setae, rarely with an outer ring of minute setae.

Worldwide: c. 75 species, cosmopolitan but many in N temperate zones

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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SpeciesContent
sativa L.

Other sources of information about Lactuca:

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Flora of Botswana: Lactuca
Flora of Malawi: Lactuca
Flora of Mozambique: Lactuca
Flora of Zambia: Lactuca
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lactuca

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lactuca
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lactuca
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lactuca
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lactuca
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lactuca

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Lactuca.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1579, retrieved 30 June 2016

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