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Taxon: Lactuca saligna L.

Genus: Lactuca section: Lactuca
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Cichorioideae tribe: Cichorieae subtribe: Lactucinae
Nomen number: 21359
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:796. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 02-Oct-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 30-Oct-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 85 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:


Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: disease resistance for lettuce   (for downy mildew resistance fide Theor Appl Genet 116:845-857. 2008)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of lettuce   (fide Lindqvist, Hereditas 46:321. 1960; Amer J Bot 85:1528. 1998, for GP2)
  • Weed   (found in waste places fide F CalifJep)

Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Morocco; Tunisia
    Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Iraq [n.]; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands [extirpated?]; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Southeastern Europe: Montenegro
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario, Quebec
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon, Washington
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Sonora
    Southern South America: Argentina; Uruguay



Check other web resources for Lactuca saligna L.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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