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Taxon: Lactuca sativa L. var. angustana Irish

Genus: Lactuca
Section: Lactuca
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Cichorioideae
Tribe: Cichorieae
Subtribe: Lactucinae
Nomen number: 404620
Place of publication: L. H. Bailey, Cycl. Amer. hort. 2:867. 1900
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/35659212
  • • [or L. sativa Stalk (or Asparagus) Lettuce Group]
  • • Bailey created an isonym in Gentes Herbarum 1:49. 1920, but it has no nomenclatural standing
Name Verified on: 23-Feb-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable; vegetable (stems & young leaves used as cooked vegetable, as L. sativa var. asparagina) vegetable (stems & young leaves used as cooked vegetable, as L. sativa var. asparagina)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (only cult.)


  1. Bailey, L. H. 1920. A collection of plants in China. Gentes Herbarum 1:49.
  2. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage
  3. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6 4:2060. Note: treats as Lactuca sativa Stalk Group
  4. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening Note: = Lactuca sativa var. asparagina
  5. Lebeda, A. et al. 2004. Geographical distribution of wild Lactuca species (Asteraceae, Lactuceae). Bot. Rev. (Lancaster) 70:328-356
  6. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  7. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  8. Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 8:188. Note: treats as Lactuca sativa Stem Lettuce Group
  9. Vries, I. M. de. 1997. Origin and domestication of Lactuca sativa L.. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 44:166. Note: = Lactuca sativa Stalk Group

Check other web resources for Lactuca sativa L. var. angustana Irish :

  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=404620. Accessed 4 July 2020.