Crepis L.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. & Subtropical Northern Hemisphere to Tropical African Mountains.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Perennial or less often annual or biennial herbs, with white latex
Morphology Leaves
Leaves mostly rosulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula solitary or corymbose; involucre cylindric-campanulate; phyllaries unequal, the outermost short and often extending down the stalk, the inner in 2 series, often becoming keeled and slightly inflated proximally; receptacle naked, rarely fimbriate or paleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets many; anthers sagittate, the auricles acute or acuminate; style-arms long, slender
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes lengthening considerably after anthesis, becoming narrowly terete or fusiform, many-ribbed, distally attenuate or with a long beak; pappus of barbellate bristles.
Distribution
About 200 species in Europe, Asia, Africa and America.

[FZ]

Compositae, G. V. Pope. Flora Zambesiaca 6:1. 1992

Morphology General Habit
Perennial (annual or biennial) herbs, subscapose from semi-woody rootstocks in the Flora Zambesiaca area, or caulescent, hispid or glandular-setose sometimes also tomentellous, or glabrous.
Morphology Stem
Stems or flowering stalks erect, 1-several.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves radical and rosulate, or cauline and alternate, entire to coarsely toothed (or pinnatifid).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary, or few to many corymbosely (paniculately) arranged.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres cylindric-campanulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Phyllaries
Phyllaries 2-several-seriate, the inner often thickening or carinate and longer than the outer in friuting capitula.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle epaleate, pitted, fimbrilliferous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets numerous, yellow, rarely white or pink; ligules usually longer than the tube; anthers sagittate at the base, auricles acute or shortly setaceous-acuminate; style branches long slender, sweeping-hairs medium to long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes homomorphic, subterete, sometimes attenuate into an apical beak, uniformly many-ribbed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Pappus 1-many-seriate of shortly barbellate, persistent (deciduous) setae.

[FTEA]

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Perennial (less often annual or biennial) herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves mostly rosulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary or corymbose; involucre cylindric-campanulate; phyllaries unequal, the outermost short and often extending down the stalk, the inner in two series, often becoming keeled and slightly inflated proximally; receptacle naked, rarely fimbriate or paleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets many; corolla usually yellow or white; anthers sagittate, the auricles acute or acuminate; style branches long, slender
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes lengthening considerably after anthesis, becoming narrowly terete or fusiform, many-ribbed, distally attenuate or with a long beak; pappus of barbellate bristles.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Angola, Arizona, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Buryatiya, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colorado, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Free State, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Hungary, Iceland, Idaho, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., Kuwait, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Libya, Madeira, Magadan, Malawi, Manchuria, Manitoba, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Minnesota, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Mexico, Nigeria, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Norway, Oman, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Qinghai, Romania, Rwanda, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Selvagens, Sicilia, Sinai, Somalia, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Assam, Bolivia, Chatham Is., Colombia, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Delaware, District of Columbia, Ecuador, Florida, Georgia, Greenland, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Juan Fernández Is., Kentucky, Labrador, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, Newfoundland, North Carolina, Northwest Territorie, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Peru, Québec, Rhode I., South Australia, South Carolina, Tasmania, Tennessee, Tristan da Cunha, Uruguay, Vermont, Victoria, Virginia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Wisconsin, Yukon

Crepis L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 805 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Babcock in Univ. Calif. Publ. 22 (1947).
  • —F.T.A. 3: 448

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Babcock, The Genus Crepis [Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot,2122: 1–1030 (1947)].
  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bull. 18: 457–462 (1966).
  • Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 350 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 2: 805 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

  • Babcock in Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 21, 22 (1947).
  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by H. Beentje [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Babc., the genus Crepis, Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 21–22: 1 (1947)
  • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 180 (1994)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 350 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 805 (1753)

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0