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Common name

English: Smooth Hawksbeard

German: Grüner Pippau, Kleinköpfiger Pippau

Portuguese: Almeirão-Branco, Almeirôa, Barba-De-Falcão


Kingdom: Plantae (2634)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2145)

      Order: Asterales (237)

        Family: Asteraceae (221)(family description)

          Genus: Crepis (4)

            Epithet: capillaris (L.) Wallr. (1)

Synonyms: Berinia pinnatifida Sch.Bip., Crepis agrestis Waldst. & Kit. ex Willd., Crepis bauhiniana Tausch, Crepis candollei Sch.Bip., Crepis cooperi A.Gray, Crepis diffusa DC., Crepis dioscoridis Pourr., Crepis druceana Murr, Crepis gaditana Boiss., Crepis humilis Gaudin, Crepis lanceolata Kit., Crepis leiosperma Gaud., Crepis linifolia Thuill., Crepis longe-pinnatifida Chev., Crepis lusitanica Boiss. ex Sch.Bip., Crepis neglecta Bieb., Crepis nemorum Pourr., Crepis parviflora Moench, Crepis pinnatifida Willd., Crepis polymorpha Wallr., Crepis pulchra Scop., Crepis sagittata Schur, Crepis tectorum Huds., Crepis umbellata Thuill., Crepis uniflora Thuill., Crepis variabilis Krock., Crepis virens L., Hieracium pulchrum Froel., Hieracium virens (Vill.) E.H.L.Krause, Lapsana capillaris L., Malacothrix crepoides A.Gray

agrestis => wild on arable land

candollei => in honor of Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1774–1841), Swiss botanist

capillaris => fine as hair

cooperi => named in honour of Sir Daniel Cooper (1821-1902)

diffusa => spread about, wildly or loosely spreading

dioscoridis => in honor of Pedanius Dioscorides (40-90), Greek physician, pharmacologist and botanist employed as a medic in the Roman army

gaditana => from Cádiz, Spain

humilis => of low growth

lanceolata => lancet-like in form

linifolia => leaves like Linum (flax)

lusitanica => from Portugal

neglecta => unobserved, insignificant

nemorum => of woods, sylvan

parviflora => small flowers

polymorpha => having many forms of the same organ

pulchra => beautiful

sagittata => possessing or resembling an arrow

umbellata => having the inflorescence in umbels or umbrella form

uniflora => one-flowered

variabilis => variable, not constant


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

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World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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