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Hypochaeris is a genus of plants in the dandelion family. Many species are known as cat's ear. These are annual and perennial herbs generally bearing flower heads with yellow ray florets.

Hypochaeris
Hypochaeris radicata bluete.jpeg
Hypochaeris radicata
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Hypochaeris

Type species
Hypochaeris glabra
Synonyms[1]
  • Hypochoeris L. – common but nonpreferred spelling
  • Oreophila D.Don.
  • Seriola L.
  • Amblachaenium Turcz. ex DC.
  • Heywoodiella Svent. & Bramwell
  • Achyrophorus Adans.
  • Arachnospermum Berg.
  • Metabasis DC.
  • Achyrophorus Vaill.
  • Distoecha Phil.
  • Trommsdorffia Bernh.
  • Robertia A.Rich. ex DC.
  • Fabera Sch.Bip.
  • Porcellites Cass.
  • Cycnoseris Endl.
  • Piptopogon Cass.
  • Agenora D.Don

Estimates of the number of species range from about 50 [2] up to about 100.[3] Most species are native to South America, but some are found in Eurasia and North Africa.

EtymologyEdit

Its name is derived from Greek ὑπό (under) and χοῖρος (young pig). Thus the name should be spelled Hypochoeris.

SpeciesEdit

Species[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
  2. ^ Stebbins, G Ledyard (1971). Chromosomal evolution in higher plants. London: Edward Arnold. ISBN 0-7131-2287-0.
  3. ^ Tomb, A Spencer; K L Chambers; D W Kyhos; A M Powell; P H Rave (Aug 1978). "Chromosome Numbers in the Compositae. XIV. Lactuceae". American Journal of Botany. 65 (7): 717–21. doi:10.2307/2442146. JSTOR 2442146.

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