Taxon: Lactuca sativa L.

 
Genus: Lactuca
    Section: Lactuca
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Cichorioideae
      Tribe: Cichorieae
        Subtribe: Lactucinae
Nomen number: 21360
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:795. 1753
Name Verified on: 02-Oct-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Mar-2009
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 2611 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: oil/fat (in Egypt fide Genet Res Crop Evol 44:167. 1997)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Lampe & McCann)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated:

    . only cult.

References:

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Images:

  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image