Taraxacum sect. Piesis

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Taraxacum sect. Piesis

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Common names

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

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: Algeria (Algerianative); Cape Provinces (Eastern Cape Provinceintroduced, Northern Cape Provinceintroduced); Libya (Libyanative); Morocconative; Northern Provinces (North-West Provinceintroduced); Tunisia (Tunisianative) Asia-Temperate: Afghanistannative; Inner Mongolia (Ningxianative); Irannative (Irannative); Iraqnative (Iraqnative); Kazakhstan (Kazakhstannative); Kirgizistan (Kirgizistannative); Lebanon-Syria (Lebanonnative, Syrianative); Mongolia (Mongolianative); North Caucasusnative; Transcaucasus (Abkhaziyanative, Adzhariyanative, Armenianative, Azerbaijannative, Georgianative, Nakhichevannative); Turkey (Turkeynative); Turkmenistannative; Xinjiang (Xinjiangnative) Europe: Austrianative (Austrianative); Bulgaria (Bulgarianative); Central European Russia (Central European Russianative); Czechoslovakia (Czech Republicnative, Slovakianative); East European Russia (East European Russianative); France (Francenative); Greece (Greecenative); Hungary (Hungarynative); Krym (Krymnative); Poland (Polandnative); Romania (Romanianative); South European Russia (South European Russianative); Ukraine (Moldovanative, Ukrainenative); Yugoslavia (Croatianative, Serbianative)

Bibliography

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