Lactuca imbricata Hiern
var. imbricata

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Synonyms: Lactuca gilletii De Wild.
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Status: Native
Erect perennial pyrophytic herb, up to 1.75m tall. Stems usually single, branched. Leaves mostly along the lower stem, up to 30 × 16 cm, pinnately lobed, bluish-green often tinged purple tinged, mostly hairless except for hairs on the midrib below; margin with small spread out teeth. Basal leaves sometimes smaller and undivided. Capitula in lax branched terminal heads, yellowish-green, up to 2.5 cm in diameter.
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Habitat: Occurring in miombo woodland and grassland, normally flowering after fires.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, , Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,S
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Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 203 - 205. (Includes a picture).


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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: Species information: Lactuca imbricata var. imbricata., retrieved 4 December 2016

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