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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology Leaves
Leaves with spinulose-dentate margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Stalks of individual capitula widened just below the capitulum
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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

Native to:

Egypt, Palestine

Introduced into:

Belgium, Bulgaria, Gilbert Is., Marianas, Sicilia

Cichorium endivia L. appears in other Kew resources:

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/.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • 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/.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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