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Family: Compositae
Taraxacum erythrospermum

Citation: Andrz. ex Besser, Enum. Pl. 75 (1822). Dandelion.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Perennial herb 5-17 cm high; leaves 3-15 cm long, 1-3 cm wide, oblanceolate, acute to obtuse, with a narrow petiole-like base, shallowly dentate to runcinate-pinnatipartire, lax, glabrous.

Scapes unbranched, smooth, 5-15 cm long, glabrous to sparsely cobwebby, often reddish; capitulum 1.5-3 cm diam.; involucre 7-12 mm diam., 5-9 mm long; outer bracts somewhat recurved, to 6 mm long; inner bracts accrescent, to 16 mm long, glabrous; achene body 2.3-3.3 mm long, red-brown; cone c. I mm long; beak 7-9 mm long, cream; pappus 4-6 mm long, cream.

Distribution:  Weed of suburban gardens and in disturbed sites on moist rich soil. Flowers: most of the year.

  Vic..   Native to Europe.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: No flowering time is available


SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: The name T. erythrospermum is the earliest applied to the section Erythrosperma, which contains c. 92 microspecies in Europe; most S.Aust. collections appear referrable to the microspecies T. disseminatum Hagl., Svensk. Bot. Tidskr. 41:85 (1947), a widespread weed in Europe, America, Africa and Australia.

Author: Not yet available


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