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 South America, some worldwide weeds

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Taraxacum:

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Flora of Malawi: Taraxacum
Flora of Zambia: Taraxacum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Taraxacum

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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
Wikipedia: Taraxacum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Taraxacum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Taraxacum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Taraxacum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1576, retrieved 27 March 2023

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