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Taxon: Lactuca sativa L.

Genus: Lactuca section: Lactuca
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Cichorioideae tribe: Cichorieae subtribe: Lactucinae.
Nomen number: 21360
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:795. 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: 19-Mar-2009
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 2109 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.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • asparagus lettuce   (Source: Gentes Herb 1:49) – English   [Lactuca sativa var. angustana]
  • butterhead lettuce   (Source: GRACE 44:167. 1997 [as Butterhead Group]) – English   [Lactuca sativa var. capitata]
  • cabbage lettuce   (Source: Hortus 3 [as Head or Cabbage Lettuce Group]) – English   [Lactuca sativa var. capitata]
  • celtuce   (Source: Dict Gard [as L. sativa var. asparagina]) – English   [Lactuca sativa var. angustana]
  • Chinese lettuce   (Source: Dict Gard [as L. sativa var. asparagina]) – English   [Lactuca sativa var. angustana]
  • cos lettuce   (Source: Hortus 3 [as Cos or Romaine Lettuce Group]) – English   [Lactuca sativa var. longifolia]
  • curled lettuce   (Source: Hortus 3 [as Curled Lettuce Group]) – English   [Lactuca sativa var. crispa]
  • garden lettuce   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • head lettuce   (Source: Hortus 3 [as Head or Cabbage Lettuce Group]) – English   [Lactuca sativa var. capitata]
  • iceberg lettuce   (Source: GRACE 44:167. 1997 [as Crisphead Group]) – English   [Lactuca sativa var. capitata]
  • leaf lettuce   (Source: Food Feed Crops US ) – English   [Lactuca sativa var. crispa]
  • lettuce   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • romaine lettuce   (Source: Hortus 3 [as Cos or Romaine Lettuce Group]) – English   [Lactuca sativa var. longifolia]
  • laitue   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • laitue cultivée   (Source: L Noms French ed7 ) – French
  • Bindesalat   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German   [Lactuca sativa var. longifolia]
  • Blattsalat   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German   [Lactuca sativa var. crispa]
  • Garten-Lattich   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • grüner Salat   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Kopfsalat   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Kopfsalat   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German   [Lactuca sativa var. capitata]
  • Pflücksalat   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German   [Lactuca sativa var. crispa]
  • römischer Salat   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German   [Lactuca sativa var. longifolia]
  • Schnittsalat   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German   [Lactuca sativa var. crispa]
  • Spargelsalat   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German   [Lactuca sativa var. angustana]
  • lattuga   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • lattuga a cappuccio   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian   [Lactuca sativa var. capitata]
  • lattuga da taglio   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian   [Lactuca sativa var. crispa]
  • lattuga romana   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian   [Lactuca sativa var. longifolia]
  • sangchu   (Source: Kulturpflanze 34:105) – Transcribed Korean
  • alface   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • laktuk kočany   (Source: Mansf Ency [as Butterhead Group]) – Transliterated Russian   [Lactuca sativa var. capitata]
  • listovoj salat   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian   [Lactuca sativa var. crispa]
  • sryvnoj salat   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian   [Lactuca sativa var. crispa]
  • lechuga   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • sallat   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Cultivated:
  • only cultivated

References:

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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Lactuca sativa L.:


Images:

  • GRIN Images of germplasm accessions.
  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Fruits: Seed ID Workshop image, from Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University
More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • 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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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?21360 (30 October 2014)

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