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Genus: Launaea

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Order: Asterales > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Lactuceae

About 30 species, native to the Canary Islands, Mediterranean region, East Asia, Africa and Madagascar. There are five species native to southern Africa.  

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Launaea cornuta

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 
Launaea intybacea  
Launaea nana

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Launaea rarifolia

See Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 118. and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Launaea sarmentosa

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 338. 

  

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