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15. Taraxacum sect. Glabra Dahlstedt, Acta Fl. Sueciae. 1: 36. 1921.

光果蒲公英组 guang guo pu gong ying zu

Herbs small, glabrous. Leaves undivided. Outer phyllaries blackish green, ± not imbricate, ovate-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, erect to arcuate-patent, without a paler border, margin glabrous, apex acute and ± flat. Achene long, slender, usually 4.3-5.7 × ca. 0.8 mm; body smooth or very sparsely spinulose or tuberculate above, very gradually narrowing into a subcylindric to cylindric 0.4-0.8 mm cone; beak 5-7 mm, thin. Pappus white or yellowish white, 5-6 mm.

Two species: centered in the Asiatic Arctic and reaching mountains of S Siberia and adjacent regions; one species in China.

For differences between Taraxacum sect. Glabra and T. sect. Atrata see the description of the latter and comments there.

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