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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Compositae
Leontodon

Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 798 (1753).

Derivation: Greek leon, leontos, lion; odous, odontos, tooth; translation of the French dent-de-lion or lion's tooth, so called because of the deeply toothed leaves.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Biennial or perennial herb with a tap root; vestiture of forked non-glandular hairs; leaves all basal, dentate or pinnatifid, flat.

Achenes terete, ribbed, transversely muffcate, the outer ones beakless with a short scarious pappus, the inner ones shortly beaked with a pappus of bristles in 2 series.

Distribution:  About 50 species in Europe and western Asia.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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