Hypochaeris L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 810 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Macaronesia, N. Africa, Temp. Eurasia.

Descriptions

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial or annual, usually scapose herbs.
Morphology Stem
Stems solitary or few, often branched.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves mostly basal or radical, entire or sinuate-dentate to pinnatifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary or several in sparingly-branched corymbiform cymes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacles flat, paleate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucres sub-cylindrical or campanulate, phyllaries several-seriate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corollas yellow or white.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers sagittate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style branches long, obtuse, sweeping-hairs short (barbellate).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes cylindric-ellipsoid, at least the inner ones beaked, ribbed often scabridulous; pappus 1–2-seriate of barbellate or plumose setae.
[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, usually scapose; stems solitary or few
Morphology Leaves
Leaves mostly radical, entire to pinnatifid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary or in sparingly branched corymbose cymes; involucre cylindric or campanulate; phyllaries in several series; receptacles paleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow or white.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers sagittate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style branches long, with short sweeping hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes beaked, ribbed and often scabridulous; pappus of setae in 1–2 series.
[FTEA]

Sources

  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    • ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • 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 Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0