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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Cichorioideae
Tribus: Cichorieae
Subtribus: Microseridinae
Genus: Pyrrhopappus
Species: P. carolinianus – P. grandiflorus – P. pauciflorus – P. rothrockii – P. taraxacoides

Pyrrhopappus DC.

Type species: Leontodon carolinianus Walter.


De Candolle, A.P. 1838. Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 7(1): 144–145.


Hassler, M. 2019. Pyrrhopappus. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Mar. 31. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Pyrrhopappus. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 05 2017.
The Plant List 2013. Pyrrhopappus in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Nov. 05. 2019. Pyrrhopappus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Mar. 31.

Vernacular names
English: Desert Chicory

Pyrrhopappus is a genus of North American plants in the dandelion tribe within the daisy family.[2][3][4] Desert-chicory is a common name.[5]


Pyrrhopappus carolinianus (Walter) DC. - southeastern + south-central United States
Pyrrhopappus grandiflorus (Nutt.) Nutt. - Great Plains from Nebraska to Texas
Pyrrhopappus pauciflorus (D.Don) DC. - southern United States from Arizona to Florida; Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo León, Durango, Tamaulipas)
Pyrrhopappus rothrockii A.Gray - Chihuahua, Coahuila, New Mexico, Durango, Nuevo León, Arizona, San Luis Potosí, Texas, Puebla
Pyrrhopappus taraxacoides DC.

formerly included[1]

see Lactuca

Pyrrhopappus hochstetteri A.Rich. - Lactuca inermis Forssk.
Pyrrhopappus humilis A.Rich. - Lactuca inermis Forssk.


Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist Archived 2014-11-06 at
Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de. 1838. Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 7(1): 144–145 in Latin
Tropicos, Pyrrhopappus DC.
Flora of North America, Vol. 19, 20 and 21 Page 376 Pyrrhopappus de Candolle in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle
"Pyrrhopappus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
The Plant List search for Pyrrhopappus
Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps

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