1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Hypochaeris L.
      1. Hypochaeris glabra L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Europe to Medit. and Arabian Peninsula.


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

    Annual herb, with a rosette of leaves and flowering stems 12–80 cm high; taproot fleshy, with white latex; flowering stems one to several, not or copiously branched, ribbed, glabrous.
    Leaves oblanceolate in outline, 2–14 cm long, 0.5–2 cm wide, base attenuate but amplexicaul near the stem, margins coarsely dentate to pinnatilobed, apex obtuse, glabrous or with scattered setae, mainly on midrib and margins, but occasionally over the whole surface; cauline leaves absent; inflorescence bracts linear, to 1 cm long.
    Capitula solitary or in lax cymes, erect, on long bracteate stalks; involucre 13–17 mm long; phyllaries green with reddish or purplish margins, 2–17 mm long, obtuse or acute, glabrous or minutely ciliate distally, unequal, the outermost smallest.
    Corolla yellow, tube cylindric, ± 3 mm long, ligule 2.5–2.8 mm long, 0.5 mm wide.
    Achenes dimorphic:those of outer florets obconic, 2.7–3.2 mm long, truncate; those of inner florets fusiform, 6.5–9.5 mm long, the distal part attenuate and beaked; both types ribbed with antrorse spinules; pappus of plumose setae 7.5–11 mm long.
    Fig. 18.
    Weedy grassland, roadsides, a weed of wheat; may be locally abundant; 1850–2450 m
    K3 K4 K5 T2 T7 a cosmopolitan weed

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Adventicia en Colombia; Alt. 1600 - 1700 m.; Andes.
    No Evaluada



    Native to:

    Albania, Algeria, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Central European Rus, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Cape Provinces, Chatham Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Florida, Georgia, Guatemala, Hawaii, Illinois, India, Jamaica, Japan, Juan Fernández Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Louisiana, Maine, Masachusettes, Mississippi, New South Wales, New York, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, Northern Territory, Oregon, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Queensland, South Australia, South Carolina, Taiwan, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Tristan da Cunha, Uruguay, Victoria, Washington, West Virginia, Western Australia

    Hypochaeris glabra L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Turrill, W.B. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790851
    Lousley, J.E. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790852
    Lousley, J.E. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790776
    Lousley, J.E. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790789
    Lousley, J.E. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790798
    Ballard, F. [295], United Kingdom K000790823
    Britton, C.E. [3143], United Kingdom K000790792
    Horwood, A.R. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790783
    Horwood, A.R. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790784
    Horwood, A.R. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790785
    Horwood, A.R. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790786
    Horwood, A.R. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790787
    Horwood, A.R. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790818
    Webster, M.M. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790844
    Webster, M.M. [3226], United Kingdom K000790845
    Townsend, C.C. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790797
    Souster, J.E.S. [1388], United Kingdom K000790843
    Souster, J.E.S. [1388], United Kingdom K000790796
    Melville, R. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790788
    Benoit, P.M. [23], Great Britain K000790841
    Benoit, P.M. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790853
    Brenan, J.P.M. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790775
    Brenan, J.P.M. [3052], United Kingdom K000790777
    Brenan, J.P.M. [4421], United Kingdom K000790778
    Brenan, J.P.M. [7103], United Kingdom K000790779
    Brenan, J.P.M. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790780
    Brenan, J.P.M. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790781
    Brenan, J.P.M. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790804
    Sandwith, C.I. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790815
    Rogers, W.M. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790813
    Gamble, J.S. [27896], United Kingdom K000790829
    Riddelsdell, H.J. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790806
    Fraser, J. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790790
    Fraser, J. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790791
    Dony, C.M. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790816
    Linton, E.F. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790831
    Stock, D. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790810
    Gregor, A.G. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790807
    Druce, G.C. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790801
    Last, G.V.C. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790834
    Little, J.E. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790826
    Little, J.E. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790817
    Hewitt, H.D. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790825
    Barton, W.C. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790820
    s.coll. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790847
    s.coll. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790821
    s.coll. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790822
    s.coll. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790827
    s.coll. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790793
    s.coll. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790794
    s.coll. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790795
    s.coll. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790808
    s.coll. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790811
    s.coll. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790812
    Webster, G. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790828
    Bickham, S.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790832
    Little, K.D. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790848
    Balfour, J.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790849
    Balfour, J.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790850
    Peel, E. [s.n.], United Kingdom K000790833
    Westcombe, T. [551], United Kingdom K000790819
    Westcombe, T. [551], United Kingdom K000790835

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 811 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • 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.


    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pruski, J.F. (ed.) (2018). Flora Mesoamericana 5(2): 1-608. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 229 (1994), as Hypochoeris .
    • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 18: 432 (1966), as Hypochoeris.
    • L., Sp. Pl.: 811 (1753).


    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa

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    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/
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    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