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  1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Cichorium L.
      1. Cichorium endivia L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is a cultigen from E. Medit.

    [FTEA]

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

    Leaves
    Leaves with spinulose-dentate margins
    Inflorescences
    Stalks of individual capitula widened just below the capitulum
    Seeds
    Pappus of a small rim of scales to 2 mm long
    Note
    Collected in Nairobi in 1902 ( Whyte !), at Simba R. in Tanzania’s Masai/Mbulu District in 1902 ( Kassner 639!) and on Kilimanjaro at Marangu in 1893 ( Volkens 1439!)
    [FTEA]
    Use
    Cultivated as a leaf vegetable

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Egypt, Palestine

    Introduced into:

    Belgium, Bulgaria, Sicilia

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Cichorium endivia L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 813 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Danin, A. & Fragman- Sapir, O. (2019). Flora of Israel Online http://flora.org.il/en/plants/.
    • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Danin, A. & Fragman- Sapir, O. (2019). Flora of Israel Online http://flora.org.il/en/plants/.

    Sources

    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 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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

    Kew Science Photographs
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/