Crepis lacera

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Crepis lacera

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Common names

Albanian (Albania): Shmangë e prerëA,1; Italian (Italy): Radicchiella lazialeB,1
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Herb, perennial. Flowering stems erect, sulcate, tomentose, sometimes hispid and glandular, sometimes glabrescent, robust, branched; branches weakly branched. Rosette leaves obovate and elliptic, up to 20.0 cm long, 8.0 cm wide, runcinate or pinnatifid, entire, denticulate or dentate, ciliate, mucronate or acute, petiole-like attenuate with a winged petiole, tomentose or sparsely hispid, sometimes woolly at the very base; terminal lobe linear to triangular, acuminate; lateral lobes linear or narrowly ovate. Cauline leaves obovate, linear or elliptic, pinnatifid or runcinate, entire, denticulate or dentate, ciliate, acute, attenuate or petiole-like attenuate with a winged petiole, tomentose or sparsely hispid, sometimes woolly at the very base, apically reduced to scales. Synflorescence racemiform to corymbiform. Peduncle 0.5-6.0 cm long, glabrescent or tomentose, often covered with bracts. Heads with 40-50 flowers. Involucre at flowering cylindric-campanulate, 8.0-11.0 mm long, tomentose, sometimes hispid; outer involucral bracts linear, acute; inner involucral bracts narrowly ovate, acute or obtuse, glabrous or sparsely strigose near tip. Receptacle areolate, naked. Corolla ligulate, c. 13.0 mm long, yellow, pubescent; tube c. 4.0 mm long; ligule 2.0 mm wide. Anthertube c. 4.0 mm long; apical appendages acute, c. 0.7 mm long. Style branches 2.0 mm long. Achenes fusiform in outline, 4.5-6.0 mm long, 0.9-1.3 mm wide, smooth or muricate, purplish brown or dark reddish, with 16-18-20 ribs, alternate ribs often stronger, attenuate into an ill-defined beak or attenuate. Pappus white, 5.5-6.5 mm long, persistent, flexible.

Based on: Babcock, E. B. 1947: The genus Crepis 2. – Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 22 (as Crepis latialis).


Europe: Albanianative; ItalynativeB,C,D,E,F (Italynative)


A. Vangjeli, J., Flora e Shqipërisë 4. 1999
B. Pignatti, S., Flora d'Italia 3. 1982
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
E. Tutin T. G. & al., Flora Europaea. 1964-1993
F. Zangheri, P., Flora italica 1. 1976 (as Crepis latialis)