Picris hieracioides subsp. hispidissima

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Picris hieracioides subsp. hispidissima

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Biennial. Stems 30-40 cm, with numerous unequal, rigid hairs. Leaves with numerous unequal hairs; basal 40-95 x 15-30 mm, narrowly elliptical to lanceolate in outline, pinnatisect with linear to narrowly triangular lobes, subpetiolate; cauline similar but smaller. Capitula numerous; peduncles thickened above but constricted immediately below apex. Involucre 11-15 x 10-12 mm; bracts lanceolate, acute, strongly pectinate-ciliate and with rigid hairs on the median line; outer bracts up to 2/3 as long as inner. Achenes 5-6 mm, dark brown, strongly transversely muricate, slightly narrowed at apex.

from: Sell, P. & Murell, G. 2006: Flora of Great Britain and Ireland 4. – Cambridge.


Europe: Greecereported in errorA,B; ItalynativeB,C,D,E,F; Yugoslavia (Bosnia-HerzegovinanativeG, CroatianativeG,H, MontenegronativeG, SlovenianativeI,J,K)

Common names

Italian (Italy): Aspraggine ispidaL,1
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A. Dimopoulos P. & al., Vascular plants of Greece, an annotated checklist. Englera 31. 2013 (as Picris hispidissima)
B. Tutin, T. G. & al., Flora Europaea. 1964-1993
C. Conti, F., Abbate, G., Alessandrini, A., Blasi, C. (eds.), An annotated checklist of the Italian vascular flora. 2005
D. Fiori, A., Nuova flora analitica d’Italia 2. 1925-1929 (as Picris hieracioides var. hispidissima)
E. Pignatti, S., Flora d'Italia 3. 1982
F. Zangheri, P., Flora italica 1. 1976 (as Picris laciniata)
G. Hayek, A. von, Prodromus florae peninsulae balcanicae, 2 in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 30(2). 1928-1931
H. Nikolić, T., Flora Croatica. Index florae Croaticae, 3 in Nat. Croat. 9, suppl. 1. 2000
I. Martinčič, A. & Sušnik, F., Mala flora Slovenije. 1969 (as Picris laciniata)
J. Martinčič, A., Mala flora Slovenije, ed. 3. 1999
K. Trpin, D. & Vreš, B., Register flore Slovenije. Praprotnice in cvetnice. 1995
L. Pignatti, S., Flora d'Italia 3. 1982 (as Picris hispidissima (Bartl.) W. D. J. Koch)