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 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.
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.(2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Lactuca imbricata var. imbricata. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=162190, retrieved 30 March 2017