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Hieracium L.


Hieracium morii

Credit: HAST

Perennial herbs, hispid scabrous-glandular or glabrous, stems leafy. Leaves alternate, cauline or radical, entire or serrate. Heads solitary or in loose panicles or corymbs, with yellow to orange-yellow, or rarely red flowers. Involucre tubular-campanulate, usually with blackish hairs, bracts narrow, herbaceous, inner principal bracts in 1-3 series, nearly equal, outer smaller. Receptacle flat, glabrous or short fimbriate. Corolla ligulate, tube slightly shorter to as long as limb, truncate, 5-toothed at apex. Anthers sagittate at base. Style branches slender. Achenes cylindric, smooth, 10- or 15-ribbed and terete, or 4- or 5-ribbed and angled, truncate at apex, not beaked. Pappus copious, 1- or 2-series, stiff, simple, persistent, brownish bristles.

About 90 to more than 1,000 species, depending on species concept. Mainly Europe and temperate Asia, also in North and South America and Africa. One species in Taiwan.

Lower Taxon

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