Taraxacum sect. Turrita

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Taraxacum sect. Turrita

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Common names

Chinese (China): 塔状蒲公英组 ta zhuang pu gong ying zuA

Description

Plants usually tall. Leaves erect, straight, subleathery; petiole usually narrowly winged; leaf blade narrow, pinnatisect; lateral and terminal lobes usually acuminate at apex. Capitulum large. Outer phyllaries 15–25, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, narrow, from suberect to arcuate-patent (of almost evenly “echinate” appearance), olivaceous green, indistinctly narrowly bordered, apex dark callose to less often corniculate. Ligules yellow; floret tube pubescent. Achene light grayish straw-colored brown to light olivaceous brown, (4–)5–6.1 × 1–1.3 mm; body subsparsely to densely spinulose and/or squamulose in upper ca. 1/3, gradually to subabruptly narrowing into a ± thin subcylindric (1–)1.2–2.2 mm cone; beak 0.8–1.2 cm, thin. Pappus yellowish white to light brownish white, 7–8 mm. Agamosperms.

from: Ge X., Kirschner J. & Štepánek J. in Wu Z. Y. & al. (ed.), Flora of China 20–21: 301. 2011, Beijing & St Louis.

Bibliography

A. Wu & al., Flora of China 20-21. 2011