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

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Taraxacum
Flora of Mozambique: Taraxacum
Flora of Zambia: Taraxacum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Taraxacum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Taraxacum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Taraxacum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Taraxacum
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iNaturalist: Taraxacum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Taraxacum
JSTOR Plant Science: Taraxacum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Taraxacum
Plants of the World Online: Taraxacum
Tropicos: Taraxacum
Wikipedia: Taraxacum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Taraxacum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1576, retrieved 19 July 2024

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