GR(IoI NPi SPi Pe StE EC NC NE NAe WAe Kik KK EAe)
Greece (East Aegean islands present; East Central Greece present; Ionian Islands present; Kiklades present; Kriti and Karpathos present; North Aegean islands present; North Central Greece present; North Pindos present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; South Pindos present; Sterea Ellas present; West Aegean islands present)
Native / Non Range-Restricted
Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands, Woodlands and scrub
Presidential Decree 67/81
The subspecies as preliminary accepted here merely seem to reflect individual variation. The optional inclusion of Aetherorhiza into Sonchus (Greuter 2003) is based on comprehensive molecular phylogenetic analyses by Kim & al. (2007). It is, however, considered a reasonable position to stick to Aetheorhiza as a separate genus, arguing that Sonchus sensu latissimo needs to be split into several smaller units, of which Aetheorhiza would certainly have to be one (N. Kilian, pers. comm.).