Taraxacum sect. Piesis

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Taraxacum sect. Piesis

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Description

Involucre usually narrow at base, 4–6 mm wide, rarely 9–10 mm wide. Outer phyllaries linear to linear-lanceolate, usually appressed to erect, border usually pale greenish or pinkish, narrow, and membranous, apex callose to conspicuously corniculate. Achene only sparsely and shortly spinulose above, gradually to (rarely) subabruptly narrowing into a subcylindric 0.4–1.9 mm cone; beak well developed, 2–7.5 mm. Pappus dirty yellowish to pale pinkish brown. Only sexual, predominantly diploid species.

from: Ge X., Kirschner J. & Štepánek J. in Wu Z. Y. & al. (ed.), Flora of China 20–21: 320–321. 2011, Beijing & St Louis.

Distribution

Africa: Algerianative; Cape Provinces (Eastern Cape Provinceintroduced, Northern Cape Provinceintroduced); Libyanative; Morocconative; Northern Provinces (North-West Provinceintroduced); Tunisianative Asia-Temperate: Afghanistannative; Altaynative; Inner Mongolia (Ningxianative); Irannative; Iraqnative; Kazakhstannative; Kirgizistannative; Lebanon-Syria (Lebanonnative, Syrianative); Mongolianative; North Caucasusnative (Chechnyanative, Dagestannative, Kabardino-Balkariyanative, Karacheyevo-Cherkessiyanative, Krasnodarnative, Severo-Osetiyanative); Transcaucasus (Abkhaziyanative, Adzhariyanative, Armenianative, Azerbaijannative, Georgianative, Nakhichevannative); Turkeynative; Turkmenistannative; Uzbekistannative; Xinjiangnative Asia-Tropical: Pakistanreported in error; West Himalaya (Jammu-Kashmirdoubtfully present) Europe: Austrianative (Austrianative); Bulgarianative; Central European Russianative; Czechoslovakianative (Czech Republicnative, Slovakianative); East European Russianative; France (Francenative); Greecenative; Hungarynative; Krymnative; Polandnative; Romanianative; South European Russianative; Ukraine (Moldovanative, Ukrainenative); Yugoslavia (Croatianative, Serbianative)

Common names

Chinese (China): 窄苞蒲公英组 zhai bao pu gong ying zuA

Bibliography

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