9605.000 Crepis L.

Description of the genus

Subscapose perennial herbs (in ours). Leaves radical and rosulate or cauline and alternate. Capitula solitary or arranged in a corymb. Involucre obconic, becoming cylindric-campanulate. Phyllaries 2-several-seriate. Receptacle without scales, pitted. Florets yellow. Achenes ± terete and equal-ribbed, rough with ascending projections on the ribs, distinctly beaked (in ours). Pappus 1-many-seriate of barbellate, persistent setae.

Worldwide: c.200 species in northern temperate zones, southern Africa and S America

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Crepis hypochaeridea

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
hypochaeridea (DC.) Thell.N,C,EDescription, Image
newii Oliv. & Hiern subsp. newii E

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Flora of Mozambique: Crepis
Flora of Zambia: Crepis

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Crepis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1580, retrieved 25 October 2014

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