Taraxacum sect. Biennia

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Taraxacum sect. Biennia

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Chinese (China): 垂头蒲公英组 chui tou pu gong ying zuA


Hairs on scapes and on some leaves often on low protuberances. Capitulum nodding after anthesis. Outer phyllaries very numerous, linear-lanceolate, irregularly recurved, apical part attenuate, apex with a horn; inner phyllaries ± equaling outer ones. Florets brownish orange. Stigmas dark blackish violet when dry. Achene pale brown, medium-sized; body ± broad, apically subgradually narrowing into a 0.5–0.8 mm subconic cone; beak 1–1.5 cm. Pappus dirty white to brownish white. Sexual.

from: Ge X., Kirschner J. & Štěpánek J. in Wu Z. Y. & al. (ed.), Flora of China 20–21: 273. 2011, Beijing & St Louis.


Asia-Temperate: China North-Central (Hebei native, Shaanxi native, Shanxi native); Inner Mongolia (Ningxia native)


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