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Hypochaeris microcephala

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Varieties 2 (1 in the flora).

Hypochaeris microcephala is distinguished by the perennial habit, presence of cauline leaves, relatively small heads, and white corollas. It is most similar to H. chillensis; it usually has smaller heads with fewer florets and glabrous phyllaries.

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Source FNA vol. 19, p. 299.
Parent taxa Asteraceae > tribe Cichorieae > Hypochaeris
Sibling taxa
H. chillensis, H. glabra, H. radicata
Subordinate taxa
H. microcephala var. albiflora
Synonyms Achyrophorus microcephalus
Name authority (Schultz-Bipontinus) Cabrera: Notas Mus. La Plata, Bot. 2: 200. (1937)
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