9592.000 Taraxacum F.H. Wigg. - Dandelions

Description of the genus

Scapose perennial herbs with tap-roots. Leaves usually runcinate-pinnatifid, confined to a basal rosette. Scapes 1 or more, unbranched, hollow, each bearing 1 capitulum. Receptacle pitted but without scales. Phyllaries 2-seriate; outer spreading or recurved. Florets yellow, often with darker stripes on the outer side. Achenes ± terete, ribbed, muricate or echinate in upper part, with a long slender beak. Pappus of many series of simple rough white hairs.

Worldwide: 60 species in temperate areas and S America, some worldwide weeds

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Taraxacum sp.

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Other sources of information about Taraxacum:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Taraxacum
Flora of Zambia: Taraxacum

External websites:

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

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: Taraxacum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1576, retrieved 29 May 2016

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