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Prenanthes purpurea


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Cichorioideae
Tribus: Cichorieae
Subtribus: Lactucinae
Genus: Prenanthes
Species: P. hookeri – P. mira – P. nothae – P. petiolata – P. purpurea – P. steenisii – P. stenolimba – P. subpeltata – P. sumatrana



Prenanthes L., Sp. Pl. 2: 797. (1753)

  • Type species: Prenanthes purpurea L., Sp. Pl. 2: 797. (1753)

Note: According to the Cichorieae Portal (2018) and Kilian et al. (2017) only the type species belongs here. The other species have been allocated to other genera including; Nabalus s.l., Cicerbita, Lactuca, Notoseris, Melanoseris and Erythroseris (Kilian et al. 2017) except the above which are comb. ined. or yet to be analysed for synonymy .


Native distribution areas:
  • Europe
    • Northern Europe
      • Denmark, Norway.
    • Middle Europe
      • Austria (Austria, Liechtenstein), Belgium (Luxembourg), Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic, Slovakia), Germany, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland.
    • Southwestern Europe
      • Corse, France, Spain (Andorra, Spain).
    • Southeastern Europe
      • Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Romania, Yugoslavia (Bosnia & Hercegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia).
    • Eastern Europe
      • Ukraine.
  • Africa
    • West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Rwanda, Zaïre.
    • Northeast Tropical Africa
      • Ethiopia.
    • East Tropical Africa
      • Kenya.
  • Asia-Temperate
    • Middle Asia
      • Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan.
    • Western Asia
      • Turkey.
  • Asia-Tropical
    • Indian Subcontinent
      • Assam, East Himalaya.
    • Indo-China
      • Myanmar.
    • Malesia
      • Sumatera.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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Vernacular names

čeština: věsenka
English: Rattlesnakeroot
suomi: Nauhahuiskut
日本語: フクオウソウ属
polski: Przenęt
русский: Косогорник
slovenčina: srnovník
svenska: Rödsallater
中文: 盘果菊属
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