9575.000 Picris L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs bearing bristly hairs and with milky latex. Leaves alternate, entire, sinuate-dentate or pinnatisect. Capitula solitary or in corymbs. Phyllaries in many rows, the outer (in ours) 3-5, ovate-cordate, resembling an epicalyx. Receptacle without scales. Flowers yellow. Florets all ligulate. Achenes curved, ribbed. Pappus of 2 rows; inner of plumose hairs; outer similar or of simple hairs.

Worldwide: c. 40 species in Europe, Mediterranean, Asia, N. Australia and tropical African Mts.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Picris echioides

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echioides L.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Picris:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Picris
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Picris
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Picris
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Picris
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Picris
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Picris
JSTOR Plant Science: Picris
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Picris
Plants of the World Online: Picris
Tropicos: Picris
Wikipedia: Picris

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: Genus page: Picris.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1575, retrieved 20 April 2024

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