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105. Taraxacum dasypodum Soest, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 2: 265. 1961.

丽江蒲公英 li jiang pu gong ying

Herbs 4-7 cm tall, small, base thickened by remnants of old petioles and arachnoid. Petiole pale green, ± winged; leaf blade pale grayish green, oblanceolate to broadly oblanceolate, 4-7 × 1.2-2 cm, sparsely arachnoid to glabrescent, pinnatilobed or shallowly so; lateral lobes 2 or 3, triangular to deltoid, ± patent to recurved, margin entire; interlobes short, margin entire; terminal lobe triangular, margin entire or sometimes with a single tooth, apex subobtuse. Scapes brownish green, ± equaling leaves, arachnoid. Capitulum ca. 2 cm wide. Involucre 6-7 mm wide, base broadly subconic. Outer phyllaries 8-11, pale green, ± imbricate, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, outermost ones 3-5 × 1.8-2.1 mm and ca. 1/2 as long as inner ones, appressed, narrow middle part blackish green, border getting paler from pale greenish near middle to whitish green near margin and 0.6-0.7 mm wide, margin subglabrous, apex subobtuse, bordered pinkish, and with a blackish callosity or ± flat; inner phyllaries 10-11 × ca. 2 mm, callose near apex. Ligules yellow; outer ligules outside faintly striped grayish pink; inner ligules with black apical teeth. Stigmas yellow. Anthers without pollen. Achene (not fully ripe) deep straw-colored brown, ca. 5 mm; body almost smooth, with sparse minute tubercles or smooth, apically indistinctly and very gradually narrowing into a subcylindric 1-1.3 mm cone; beak 3-4 mm. Pappus white, ca. 5 mm. Fl. late spring to summer. Agamosperm.

● Dry mountain pastures; ca. 2700 m. NW Yunnan (Lijiang).

Taraxacum dasypodum is known only from the type gathering.


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