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Reichardia gaditana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Cichorioideae
Tribe: Cichorieae[1]
Subtribe: Sonchinae
Genus: Reichardia
Roth 1787, not Roth 1800 (Plantaginaceae) nor Roth 1821 (Fabaceae) nor Dennst. 1818 (Apocynaceae)[2]

Picridium Desf.

Reichardia is a genus of plants in the dandelion tribe within the daisy family native to the Mediterranean and western Asia.[3] In Crete, Greece the leaves and tender shoots of a variety of Reichardia picroides called galatsida (γαλατσίδα) are eaten raw, boiled, cooked in steam or browned with olive oil by the locals.[4]

  1. Reichardia baetica M.J.Gallego & Talavera
  2. Reichardia canariensis M.J.Gallego & Talavera
  3. Reichardia crystallina (Sch.Bip. ex Sch.Bip.) Bramwell
  4. Reichardia dichotoma (DC.) Freyn
  5. Reichardia famarae Bramwell & G.Kunkel ex M.J.Gallego & Talavera
  6. Reichardia gaditana (Willk.) Samp.
  7. Reichardia intermedia (Sch.Bip.) Samp.
  8. Reichardia ligulata (Vent.) G.Kunkel & Sunding
  9. Reichardia picroides (L.) Rothcommon brighteyes[6]
  10. Reichardia × sventenia M.J.Gallego & Talavera
  11. Reichardia tingitana (L.) Roth


  1. ^ a b c Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
  2. ^ Tropicos search for Reichardia
  3. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana, genere Reichardia includes photos plus European distribution maps
  4. ^ Kleonikos G. Stavridakis , Κλεόνικος Γ. Σταυριδάκης (2006). Wild edible plants of Crete - Η Άγρια βρώσιμη χλωρίδα της Κρήτης. Rethymnon Crete. ISBN 960-631-179-1. 
  5. ^ The Plant List
  6. ^ US Department of Agriculture plants profile Reichardia picroides (L.) Roth (Common brighteyes)

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