Taraxacum sect. Glabra

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Taraxacum sect. Glabra

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Chinese (China): 光果蒲公英组 guang guo pu gong ying zuA


Herbs small, glabrous. Leaves undivided. Outer phyllaries blackish green, ± not imbricate, ovate-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, erect to arcuate-patent, without a paler border, margin glabrous, apex acute and ± flat. Achene long, slender, usually 4.3–5.7 × ca. 0.8 mm; body smooth or very sparsely spinulose or tuberculate above, very gradually narrowing into a subcylindric to cylindric 0.4–0.8 mm cone; beak 5–7 mm, thin. Pappus white or yellowish white, 5–6 mm.

from: Ge X., Kirschner J. & Štepánek J. in Wu Z. Y. & al. (ed.), Flora of China 20–21: 316. 2011, Beijing & St Louis.


Asia-Temperate: Altay native; Amur native: presence questionable; Kazakhstan native; Khabarovsk native: presence questionable; Kirgizistan native; Magadan native: presence questionable; Mongolia nativenative; West Siberia native; Xinjiang native Asia-Tropical: West Himalaya (Jammu-Kashmir native) Europe: East European Russia native; Italy introduced: reported in error; North European Russia native


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