Taraxacum sect. Macrocornuta

Primary tabs

Taraxacum sect. Macrocornuta

no image available

Common names

Arabic (Syria): طَرَخْشَقون أُحادي الغِطاءA,1; Chinese (China): 大角蒲公英组 da jiao pu gong ying zuB
1. recommended


Leaves deep green and suffused purplish or spotted on interlobes, usually thin, not thickened; petiole ± unwinged; leaf blade undivided to pinnatisect in a complicated manner. Outer phyllaries dark green, blackish green, or mid-green but often with a purplish apex or borders or entirely suffused purplish, linear-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, usually arcuate to patent or rarely erect-patent, apex callose to corniculate; inner phyllaries often of unequal width, apex flat to horned. Stigmas usually discolored. Achene grayish straw-colored brown, usually 3–4 × 0.8–1 mm; body ± densely spinulose above, subabruptly to ± gradually narrowing into a subcylindric to cylindric 0.4–2 mm cone, spinule usually long, thin, and erect-patent; beak usually longer than 7–8 mm, thin. Pappus snow white.

from: Ge X., Kirschner J. & Štepánek J. in Wu Z. Y. & al. (ed.), Flora of China 20–21: 313. 2011, Beijing & St Louis.

Image sources

Handel-Mazzetti 1907: t. 1 (habit)C


Asia-Temperate: Afghanistannative; Irannative; Iraqnative; Kazakhstannative; Kirgizistannative; Lebanon-Syria (SyrianativeD); Mongolianative; Tadzhikistannative; Transcaucasus (Azerbaijan); Turkeynative; Turkmenistannative; Uzbekistannative; Xinjiangnative Asia-Tropical: India (Punjabnative); NepalnativeE; Pakistannative; West Himalaya (Himachal Pradeshnative, Jammu-Kashmirnative) Europe: AustriaintroducedF; Central European Russianative; CzechoslovakiaF (Slovakia); East European Russianative; GermanyintroducedF; HungaryF; Krym; Northwest European Russia; Poland; RomaniaintroducedF; South European Russia; Ukraine (Ukraine)


Kalheber H. 2010: Image sources (1 added).


A. Nehmé, M., Etymological Dictionary of Syrian Flora. 2008 (as Taraxacum monochlamydeum Hand.-Mazz.)
B. Wu & al., Flora of China 20-21. 2011
C. Handel-Mazzetti, H. von, Monographie der Gattung Taraxacum. 1907 (as Taraxacum glaucanthum aggr.)
D. Mouterde, P., Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie 3, Texte. 1978-1984 (as Taraxacum monochlamydeum)
E. J. R. Press, K. K. Shrestha & D. A. Sutton, Annotated checklist of the flowering plants of Nepal. 2000 (as Taraxacum monochlamydeum Hand.-Mazz.)
F. Tutin T. G, Heywood V. H., Burges N. A. & al., Flora europaea 4. 1976 (as Taraxacum glaucanthum aggr.)