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Common name

English: Indian lettuce

Mandarin: 翅果菊 (chi guo ju)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2597)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2496)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2110)

      Order: Asterales (220)

        Family: Asteraceae (218)(family description)

          Genus: Lactuca (3)

            Epithet: indica L. (12)

Synonym: Lactuca mauritiana Poir.

indica => from or referring in some way to India

mauritiana => refers to ancient Mauritania

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow, white

External links

Check for Lactuca indica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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