Prenanthes abietina

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Prenanthes abietina

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Turkish (Turkey): Sarı eğikçiçekA


Perennial. Rhizome about 1 cm thick, annually producing solitary herbaceous stem from apex; previous year's stems preserved as fragments with remnants of leaves; adventitious roots slender, cord-like to almost filiform, fewer. Stem 90-150 cm high, 5-10 mm thick at base; weakly branched near apex, sulcate, fistular, entirely or almost entirely glabrous. Leaves petiolate; lower leaves, on long petioles as long as or exceeding lamina, middle leaves on shorter petioles almost half as long as lamina, and upper leaves short-petiolate or more or less sessile; lamina very thin, almost chartaceous, with distinct network of veins, rotund-triangular or triangular, more or less acuminate, cordate-hastate at base, margin broadly but shallow sinulate or coarsely large and obtusely toothed, with thin soft spinose processes; less often petioles with small leafy auricles. Capitula ovoid or campanulate, 5-10 mm wide and about 1 cm long, few, on long peduncles slightly expanded above (below capitula), in lax paniculate-corymbose inflorescence; sometimes capitula arising from axils of upper leaves, less often only few or solitary. Involucral bracts two- to four-rowed linear-lanceolate, dirty dark green to almost black. Capitula with 30-35 florets; corolla light- or bright-yellow, two times or more as long as capitulum. Achenes about 4 mm long and 1 mm wide, slightly flattened, almost terete or indistinctly four- or five-angled, slightly narrowed toward: apex and near base, usually with four or five more strongly protecting ribs and indefinite number of, less conspicuous ribs, dark brown, densely covered with very short, light-colored hairs (under high magnification!); pappus of snow-white, almost entirely smooth, persistent hairs, slightly exceeding achene.

from: Bobrov, E. G. and Tzvelev, N. N. (ed.) 2000: Flora of the USSR XXIX, Compositae, Tribe Cichorieae. – Enfield. [as Prenanthes abietina]


Asia-Temperate: North Caucasus nativeB,C,D,E,F,G,H (Kabardino-Balkariya nativeI, Karacheyevo-Cherkessiya nativeI, Krasnodar nativeI, Severo-Osetiya nativeI); Transcaucasus (Abkhaziya nativeI, Adzhariya nativeD,E,F,G,I,J,K,L,M, Georgia nativeI,K); Turkey nativeA,N,O,P,Q


A. Güner A. (ed.), Türkiye Bitkileri Listesi (Damarlı Bitkiler). 2012
B. Galuško, A. I., Flora severnogo Kavkaza 3. 1980 (as Prenanthes abietina)
C. Galuško, A. I., Flora severnogo Kavkaza 3. 1980
D. Grossgejm A. A., Flora kavkaza 4. 1934 (as Cicerbita abietina)
E. Grossgejm A. A., Flora kavkaza 4. 1934 (as Cicerbita abietina (Boiss. & Balansa) Grossh.)
F. Komarov, Fl. URSS 29. 1964 (as Prenanthes abietina)
G. Komarov, Fl. URSS 29. 1964
H. Zernov, A. S., Rastenija severo-zapadnogo Zakavkaz’ja. 2000
I. Tahtadžjan, A. L., Konspekt flory Kavkaza / Conspectus Florae Caucasi 3(1), 2008
J. Gagnidze R., Flora Gruzii, ed. 2, 14. 2003 (as Prenanthes abietina)
K. Gagnidze R., Flora Gruzii, ed. 2, 14. 2003
L. Kechoveli, N. N., Flora Gruzii 8. 1952 (as Crepis abietina)
M. Kechoveli, N. N., Flora Gruzii 8. 1952 (as Crepis abietina (Boiss. & Balansa) Beauverd)
N. Boissier, E., Flora Orientalis 3. 1875 (as Mulgedium abietinum)
O. Boissier, E., Flora Orientalis 3. 1875 (as Mulgedium abietinum Boiss. & Balansa)
P. Davis P. H., Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 5. 1975 (as Prenanthes abietina)
Q. Davis P. H., Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 5. 1975