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: 1 taxon.

Cichorium intybus

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intybus L.C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cichorium:

Our websites:

Flora of Zambia: Cichorium
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cichorium

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cichorium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cichorium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cichorium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cichorium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cichorium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cichorium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1571, retrieved 18 July 2019

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