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Common names

Arabic (Lebanon): أَنْدْرِيالَةA,1; French (Corse): AndryalaB,1; French (France): AndryaleC,1; Italian (Italy): LanutellaD,1; Swedish (Sweden): SolfibblorE,1
1. recommended


Annual to perennial herbs with latex, without stolons. Stems usually solitary, branched, leafy. Leaves alternate, entire to deeply pinnatisect. Capitula few to numerous. Involucral bracts in several rows. Flowers bisexual. Corolla ligulate, yellow, the outer sometimes with a reddish stripe on the outer face, 5-lobed at apex. Anthers tailed, with an elongate apical appendage; filaments smooth. Style with long branches, with both shaft and branches with short hairs. Receptacle flat, pitted, the margin of the pits laciniate-dentate with long hairs. Achenes oblong or obconical, truncate at apex, not beaked; pappus of greyish-white simple hairs, falling entire.

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

Chromosome numbers

Diploids, x = 9.F


Africa: Algeria (Algerianative); Azores (Açôresnative); Canary Is. (Canary Is.native); Libya (Libyanative); Madeira (Madeiranative); Morocconative; Tunisia (Tunisianative) Asia-Temperate: East Aegean Is. (East Aegean Is.native); Lebanon-Syria (Lebanonnative: doubtfully native); Turkey (Turkeynative) Europe: Baleares (Balearesnative); Corse (Corsenative); Francenative; Greece (Greecenative); Italynative; Poland (Polandintroduced: adventitious (casual)); Portugal (Portugalnative); Romania (Romanianative); Sardegna (Sardegnanative); Sicilynative (Maltanative, Sicilynative); Spainnative (Andorranative, Gibraltarnative, Spainnative); Yugoslavia (Macedonianative: presence questionable)


A. Nehmé, M., Dictionnaire Etymologique de la Flore du Liban. 2000
B. Jeanmonod D. & Gamisans J., Flora Corsica. 2007
C. Anonymous [Association Tela Botanica], Tela Botanica, le réseau de la botanique francophone. Flores en ligne, France métropolitaine
D. Pignatti, S., Flora d'Italia 3. 1982
E. Karlsson, T., Checklista över Nordens kärlväxter . 2004
F. Watanabe K., Index to chromosome numbers in Asteraceae.