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Dandelion

Scientific Name
Taraxacum officinale
Scientific Author
Wiggers, F.H. (1780)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Asterales: Asteraceae )
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Achene(s)

Disseminule: Fruit (referred to as achene or seed unit)

Description

Achene appendages: Beak; pappus sometimes present

Achene Colour: Yellow

Achene Length: 2 - 4mm, 4 - 7mm

Achene Sculpture: Castellated, Ribbed, Striate

Achene Shape: Lanceolate (Lance shaped)

Achene body 2.5–4.5 mm long, ribs with 3–5 apical teeth, cone tapering, beak 7–10 mm long; pappus c. 6 mm long, white to cream. Source: See Web Links PlantNET - FloraOnline
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
09/08/2012 12:30 AEST
Last Updated
17/01/2013 11:26 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Updated on 1/17/2013 11:26:40 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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