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31. Taraxacum suberiopodum Soest, Acta Bot. Neerl. 19: 28. 1970.

滇北蒲公英 dian bei pu gong ying

Herbs 12-20 cm tall. Petiole pinkish, narrow to narrowly winged; leaf blade narrowly oblanceolate, 10-18 × 1.5-3.5 cm, ± glabrous, undivided and remotely lobulate to pinnatilobed; lateral lobes usually in 3 or 4 pairs, remote, to 1.2 cm, from a broad flat triangular base abruptly narrowed into lingulate lobule, recurved, often reduced to patent lobules; interlobes long, to 1.5 cm wide, margin entire or distal margin with 1 or 2 teeth; terminal lobe ± elongated triangular, 3-5 cm. Scapes brownish green, ± equaling leaves, subglabrous at base but densely whitish brown arachnoid below capitulum. Capitulum 2.5-3 cm wide. Involucre broadly rounded, 1-1.2 cm wide. Outer phyllaries 11-15, brownish green, ± not imbricate, ovate-lanceolate, outermost ones 5.5-6 × 2.5-3 mm and 1/3-1/2 as long as inner ones, loosely appressed, venation not distinct, unbordered, margin sparsely ciliate, flat below apex; inner phyllaries to 1.4 cm. Ligules yellow; outer ligules flat and outside striped grayish purple; inner ligules with long blackish purple teeth. Stigmas ± black. Anthers without pollen (so far as it can be observed in late blossom). Achene straw-colored brown, 5-5.5 mm; body apically densely spinulose, subabruptly narrowing into a subconic 1-1.3 mm cone, spinules short; beak ca. 1 cm. Pappus dirty white, ca. 7 mm. Fl. summer. Agamosperm.

● Mountain calcareous shrubby slopes; 3100-3400 m. NW Yunnan.

Taraxacum suberiopodum is known from the type material only.


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