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Paraprenanthes Chang ex C. Shih


Paraprenanthes sororia

Credit: HAST

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs. Leaves entire to variously lobed-pinnatisect. Heads slender, rather few flowered, numerous in paniculate corymbs. Florets pink or purple. Achenes terete to fusiform, beakless, black, 4-6-ribbed on each side, glabrous. Pappus bristles minutely scabrid.

About 15 species in eastern and southeastern Asia, mainly China; one species in Taiwan.

  • Shih, C. 1988. Revision of Lactuca L. and two new genera of tribe Lactuceae (Compositae) of the mainland China of Asia. Acta Phytotax. Sin. 26(5): 382-393; (6): 418-428.
  • Shih, C. 1997. Paraprenanthes Chang ex Shih. In Y. Ling & C. Shih (eds.), Fl. Reipubl. Popul. Sin. 80(1): 170-184.

Lower Taxon


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