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Taxon: Lactuca indica L.

 
Genus: Lactuca
Section: Tuberosae
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Cichorioideae
Tribe: Cichorieae
Subtribe: Lactucinae
Nomen number: 21341
Place of publication: Mant. pl. 2:278. 1771
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/42945386
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 30-Oct-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-May-2018
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 9 (5 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • Indian lettuce  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • chinesischer Salat  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (under lettuce); vegetable (under lettuce)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Anhui, Gansu, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan [Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India [Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal]


    Naturalized

    Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion

    Asia-Tropical
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia


References:

  1. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. Flores des Mascareignes. (F Mascar)
  2. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  4. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
  5. Hu, S.-Y. Compositae of China. (Comp China) 431.
  6. Humbert, J.-H., ed. Flore de Madagascar et des Comores. (F Madag)
  7. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  8. Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
  9. Jiangsu Inst. Bot., ed. v. 1; Shan. R. H., ed. v. 2 Jiangsu Zhiwuzhi (Flora of Jiangsu). (F Chiangsu)
  10. Kitagawa, M. Neo-lineamenta florae Manshuricae. (F Manshur)
  11. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  12. Lebeda, A. et al. 2004. Geographical distribution of wild Lactuca species (Asteraceae, Lactuceae) Bot. Rev. (Lancaster) 70:328-356.
  13. Li, H. L. et al., eds. Flora of Taiwan. (F Taiwan)
  14. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  16. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  17. Ross, J. The flora of Natal. (F Natal)
  18. Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. (F India)
  19. Shih, C. 1988. Revision of Lactuca L. and two new genera of tribe Lactuceae (Compositae) of the mainland China of Asia (cont.) Acta Phytotax. Sin. 26:425.
  20. Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables (Pl Res SEAs) 8:184.
  21. Steward, A. N. Manual of vascular plants of the lower Yangtze valley. (F LowYangtze)

Check other web resources for Lactuca indica L. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=21341. Accessed 17 February 2019.