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41. Taraxacum staticifolium Soest, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 2: 272. 1961.

柳叶蒲公英 liu ye pu gong ying

Herbs ca. 12 cm tall, slender. Petiole pale green to pinkish, narrow; leaf blade mid-green, linear-oblanceolate, 4-6 × 0.5-0.6 cm, ± glabrous, margin ± entire but sometimes remotely minutely denticulate, apex subobtuse. Scapes pale green, overtopping leaves, arachnoid below capitulum. Capitulum ca. 2.5 cm wide. Involucre blackish green, ca. 7 mm wide, base ± rounded. Outer phyllaries 9 or 10, ± black, ± not imbricate, lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, outermost ones 4-6 × ca. 1.2 mm and 1/3-1/2 as long as inner ones, ± loosely appressed, paler border absent, margin sparsely ciliate, apex flat; inner phyllaries blackish, ca. 1 cm. Ligules yellow; outer ligules flat, outside striped dark gray-purple. Stigmas dark green to blackish. Anthers polliniferous; pollen grains irregular in size. Achene unknown. Fl. summer. Agamosperm.

● Wet alpine sites; ca. 4200 m. S Xizang (Gyangzê).

Taraxacum staticifolium is known from a single type plant, which was mistakenly reported to have pollen absent.


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