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This species is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Mauritania, Medit. to Pakistan, Arabian Peninsula, NE. Tropical Africa.
Sonchus tenerrimus

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herb to 80 cm tall; stems glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves of the rosette lyrate,±5´2 cm; stem leaves pinnatisect, 3–20´1.2–8 cm, the lobes of various form but the apical lobe largest; base auriculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula several, stalked; involucre tomentose at base, 10–12 mm long; phyllaries±30, 1.5–12 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets many, corolla yellow, tube 6–7 mm long, ligule 8–9 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes oblanceolate, slightly flattened, 2.5–3.3 mm long, tuberculate; pappus white, 6–8 mm long.
Distribution
N1; widespread.
Note
Altitude unclear. First record for Somalia.

[FSOM]
Use
Weed

Native to:

Algeria, Azores, Baleares, Canary Is., Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Eritrea, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Selvagens, Sicilia, Sinai, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

California, Cape Provinces, Gulf States, Juan Fernández Is., Mexican Pacific Is., New York

Sonchus tenerrimus L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gay, J. K000251837 Unknown type material
Nuttall, T. [s.n.], California K000808040 Unknown type material

First published in Sp. Pl.: 794 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.
  • Werier, D. (2017). Catalogue of the Vascular plants of New York state Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 27: 1-542.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Werier, D. (2017). Catalogue of the Vascular plants of New York state Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 27: 1-542.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by H. Beentje [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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