9595.000 Sonchus L.

Description of the genus

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs. Stems erect, hollow. Leaves alternate, cauline, undivided or pinnately lobed; base ± auriculate to sagittate; margin often spiny-ciliate. Phyllaries several-seriate, imbricate; outer eventually swollen at base. Receptacle naked, pitted. Florets yellow. Achenes flattened, truncate above, ± strongly ribbed; beak 0. Pappus several-seriate, dimorphic, consisting of setae and fine down-like hairs intermixed.

Zimbabwe: 7 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Philotherma rosa (Rose eggar) Food plant
Sonchus schweinfurthii

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
asper (L.) Hill subsp. asper N,C,E,SDescription, Image
dregeanus DC.W,SDescription
friesii Boulos var. friesii E
friesii Boulos var. integer G.V. PopeEDescription, Image
integrifolius Harv.C,E
oleraceus L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
schweinfurthii Oliv. & HiernW,C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Sonchus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Sonchus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Sonchus
Flora of Malawi: Sonchus
Flora of Mozambique: Sonchus
Flora of Zambia: Sonchus

External websites:

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

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: Sonchus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1578, retrieved 4 March 2024

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