Description of the genus
Perennial scapose herbs with milky latex. Leaves in a basal rosette, covered with forked hairs. Phyllaries in several rows. Receptacular scales 0. Achenes scarcely flattened, strongly ribbed. Pappus of 2 rows of hairs, the inner plumose, the outer simple (or 0).
Worldwide: c. 50 species in temperate Eurasia and the Mediterranean and Iran; a naturalised introduction in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.
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Other sources of information about Leontodon:
(electronic Plant Information Center): LeontodonFlora Zambesiaca
web site: LeontodonGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for LeontodonIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): LeontodonKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Leontodon.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1574, retrieved 30 July 2016