9574.000 Leontodon L.

Description of the genus

Perennial scapose herbs with milky latex. Leaves in a basal rosette, covered with forked hairs. Phyllaries in several rows. Receptacular scales 0. Achenes scarcely flattened, strongly ribbed. Pappus of 2 rows of hairs, the inner plumose, the outer simple (or 0).

Worldwide: c. 50 species in temperate Eurasia and the Mediterranean and Iran; a naturalised introduction in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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taraxacoides (Vill.) MératE

Other sources of information about Leontodon:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Leontodon
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Leontodon
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Leontodon
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Leontodon
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Leontodon

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Leontodon.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1574, retrieved 22 October 2016

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