Lactuca paradoxa Sch. Bip. ex A. Rich.

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Status: Native
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Habitat: In high altitude evergreen forest, often as a pioneer.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi
Malawi distribution: N
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 101.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 204 - 208. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lactuca paradoxa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lactuca paradoxa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lactuca paradoxa
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lactuca paradoxa
JSTOR Plant Science: Lactuca paradoxa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lactuca paradoxa
Plants of the World Online: Lactuca paradoxa
Tropicos: Lactuca paradoxa
Wikipedia: Lactuca paradoxa

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: Species information: Lactuca paradoxa., retrieved 13 April 2024

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