Chondrilla L.

Chondrilla is a Eurasian genus of ca. 25-30 species (Mabberley 2008). It is by far most divers in the former USSR where 22 species occur (Leonova 2000). One species, Chondrilla juncea, is a widespread, locally troublesome weed. In wheat-growing regions in Australia it is the most serious weed (Panetta & Dodd 1987). It also infests millions of acres in parts of North America (Reed 1979, Gottlieb 2006). Its deep and extensive root system prevents an easy eradication.


Gottlieb L.D. (2006) Chondrilla. In: Flora of North America Editorial Committee (eds.), Flora of North America, vol. 19. Oxford University Press, New York-Oxford: 252-253.

Leonova T.G. (2000) Chondrilla. In: Bobrov E.G. & Tzvelev N.N. (eds.), Flora of the USSR, vol. 29. Koeltz Scientific Books: 550-577.

Mabberley D.J. (2008) Mabberley’s plant-book (3th ed.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: XVIII + 1021 p.

Panetta F.D. & Dodd J. (1987) The biology of Australian weeds. 16. Chondrilla juncea L. J. Austr. Inst. Agric. Sc. 53: 83-95.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith