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.

Zambia: 4 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Philotherma rosa (Rose eggar)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
asper (L.) Hill subsp. asper B,N,W,C,SLkDescription, Image
bipontini Aschers.EDescription, Image
oleraceus L.W,C,SLkDescription, Image
schweinfurthii Oliv. & HiernN,W,C,ELkDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Sonchus:

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Flora of Botswana: Sonchus
Flora of Malawi: Sonchus
Flora of Mozambique: Sonchus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sonchus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Sonchus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1578, retrieved 1 October 2022

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