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

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Taraxacum:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Taraxacum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Taraxacum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Taraxacum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Taraxacum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1576, retrieved 3 October 2023

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