Doronicum pardalianches L.


Genus: Doronicum

Catalan common name: Corona de rei.

Spanish common name: Dorónico. Falsa Árnica. Matalobos.

Province distribution: Barcelona. Girona. Lleida. Tarragona.

General distribution (Phytogeography): Eurosiberian (Atlantic)

Uses and properties: Medicinal.

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Hemicryptophyte.

Habitats: Fir forest and beech forest. Quercus robur oak wood.

Characteristics: Moist and shady forest clearings like those of pineries, beechwoods, alderwoods, hazelwoods, etc. A rhizomatous and stoloniferous herb, upright and pilose. The basal leaves are petiolate, cordate, ovate to orbiculate and some 6-15 cm in length; the upper leaves are smaller, sessile and amplexicaule. The capitula are grouped in a terminal corymbe, are yellow and measure 3-6 cm in diameter. The inner achenes have pappus, the outer ones no.