Taxon: Lactuca orientalis (Boiss.) Boiss.

 
Genus: Lactuca
    Section: Phaenixopus
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Cichorioideae
      Tribe: Cichorieae
        Subtribe: Lactucinae
Nomen number: 21351
Place of publication: Fl. orient. 3:819. 1875
Name Verified on: 23-Feb-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Aug-2014
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of lettuce (fide Amer J Bot 85:1528. 1998)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan
    • Middle Asia: Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Egypt - Sinai; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India - Himachal Pradesh, - Jammu and Kashmir; Pakistan

References:

  • Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt checklist. 1995 (L Egypt)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. 1965-1988 (F Turk)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. 1934-1964 (F USSR)
  • Koopman, W. J. M. et al. 1998. Phylogenetic relationships among Lactuca (Asteraceae) species and related genera based on ITS-1 DNA sequences Amer. J. Bot. 85:1517-1530.
  • Lebeda, A. et al. 2004. Geographical distribution of wild Lactuca species (Asteraceae, Lactuceae) Bot. Rev. (Lancaster) 70:328-356
  • Migahid, A. M. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3. 1988-1990 (F Saudi ed3)
  • Mouterde, P. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie. 1966- (F Liban)
  • Parsa, A. Flore de l'Iran. 1943-1952 (F IranPars)
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. 1963- (F Iran)
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. 1993- (F India)
  • Stewart, R. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of West Pakistan and Kashmir. 1972 (L Pak)
  • Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan Flora palaestina. 1966- (F Palest)

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