9605.000 Crepis L.

Description of the genus

Subscapose perennial herbs (in ours). Leaves radical and rosulate or cauline and alternate. Capitula solitary or arranged in a corymb. Involucre obconic, becoming cylindric-campanulate. Phyllaries 2-several-seriate. Receptacle without scales, pitted. Florets yellow. Achenes ± terete and equal-ribbed, rough with ascending projections on the ribs, distinctly beaked (in ours). Pappus 1-many-seriate of barbellate, persistent setae.

Worldwide: c.200 species in northern temperate zones, southern Africa and South America

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
hypochaeridea (DC.) Thell.NDescription, Image
newii Oliv. & Hiern subsp. newii N,C,S

Other sources of information about Crepis:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Crepis
Flora of Mozambique: Crepis
Flora of Zambia: Crepis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Crepis

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Crepis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1580, retrieved 22 April 2024

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