9553.000 Cichorium L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stems solitary, leafy, with divaricate branching. Capitula solitary and terminal or in small clusters arranged along the branches. Phyllaries in 2 series. Receptacular scales usually 0. Ligules blue (rarely pink or white). Achenes obconic, obscurely 5-angled, smooth, glabrous. Pappus of 1-2 series of short blunt scales.

Worldwide: 7 species in Europe, the Mediterranean and Ethiopia

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Cichorium intybus

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SpeciesContent
endivia L.
intybus L.Description, Image

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cichorium
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Tropicos: Cichorium
Wikipedia: Cichorium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cichorium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1571, retrieved 26 May 2024

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