Tragopogon tanaiticus

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Tragopogon tanaiticus

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Description

Perennial(?). Root robust, vertical; root collar covered with remnants of old leaves. Plant 15-75 cm high, more or less densely flocculose-arachnoid, especially below capitula. Stems solitary or few, branched, rather densely leafy. Upper leaves reduced, 1.5-5 cm long, not convolute, expanded at base up to (4)8-12 mm, abruptly narrowed into linear, 2-5(8) mm wide lamina, acute; cauline leaves 8-10(16) mm wide at base, toward apex sometimes curved or involute, gradually narrowed; basal leaves narrower than cauline leaves, narrowly linear, expanded at base, whitish-lilac, folded, acute. Involucral bracts (seven) eight, shorter than florets, narrowly lanceolate, 18-25 mm long, at fruiting (4)8-10 mm wide, narrowly membranous along margin, usually pubescent, sometimes alternating with less pubescent bracts, glabrescent. Capitula medium; peduncles below capitula not thickened; florets yellow. Peripheral achenes five-angled, thin, 2.5 cm long with and 1.3-1.5 cm long without pappus, sulcate, finely squamose, scabrous along ribs, slightly narrowed toward apex, beak not developed; pappus 9-10 mm long, grayish, shorter than achene, with hairy annulus pear base; inner achenes smooth, with pappus about 2.8 cm long.

from: Bobrov, E. G. and Tzvelev, N. N. (ed.) 2000: Flora of the USSR XXIX, Compositae, Tribe Cichorieae. – Enfield.

Distribution

Asia-Temperate: Kazakhstan (KazakhstannativeA) Europe: Central European Russia (Central European RussianativeB); East European Russia (East European RussianativeB); Krym (Krymnative); South European Russia (South European RussianativeB); Ukraine (UkrainenativeB,C,D,E,F)

Bibliography

A. Pavlov N. V., Flora Kazachstana 9. 1966
B. Fedorov, A. A., Flora evropejskoj časti SSSR 8 [Cvelev, N. N.]. 1989
C. Mosyakin, S. L. & Fedoronchuk, M. M. , Vascular plants of Ukraine. A nomenclatural checklist. 1999
D. Mosyakin, S. L. & Fedoronchuk, M. M. , Vascular plants of Ukraine. A nomenclatural checklist. 1999 (as Tragopogon donetzicus)
E. Prokudin, J. N. (ed.), Opredelitel’ vysših rastenij Ukrainy. 1987
F. Prokudin, J. N. (ed.), Opredelitel’ vysših rastenij Ukrainy. 1987 (as Tragopogon donetzicus)