Lactuca lasiorhiza (O. Hoffm.) C. Jeffrey

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Synonyms: Sonchus lasiorhizus O. Hoffm.
Sonchus ledermannii R.E. Fr.
Sonchus quercifolius Phillipson
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Status: Native
Description:
Stemless, pyrophytic perennial herb, less than 10 cm tall. Taproot semi-woody, densely crowned with long brownish hairs. Leaves in a basal rosette, appearing after the flowering time, 9-25 cm long, oblanceolate in outline, with large lobe-like teeth, more or less densely hairy, particularly on the midrib below. Capitula often numerous, densely grouped into a cushion-like inflorescence up to 10 cm in diameter, yellow; ligules sometimes purplish-red on the outside.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: lasiorhiza: hairy root (Gk: lasio, hairy)
Habitat: Occurring in montane and wet grassland and high rainfall woodland, normally flowering after fires.
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Worldwide distribution: Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 101.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 197 - 199. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 56.


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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 lasiorhiza.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=162210, retrieved 20 November 2017

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