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Genus: Taraxacum (dandelions)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Order: Asterales > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Lactuceae

Taraxacum officinale (Common Dandelion).

About 60 species, native to north temperate regions and temperate South America. There are 15 species that have become established in southern Africa.  

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa (POSA) - an online checklist (SANBI).

Taraxacum bessarabicum

 

Taraxacum brachyglossum

 

Taraxacum breviscapum

 

Taraxacum brunneum

 

Taraxacum cophocentrum

 

Taraxacum dilatatum

 

Taraxacum disseminatum

 

Taraxacum duplidens

 

Taraxacum eckmanii

 

Taraxacum hamatiforme

 

Taraxacum marklundii

 

Taraxacum officinale (Common Dandelion)

Perdeblom, Platdissel [Afrikaans]; irwabe lenyoka [Xhosa]; umashwababa [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 338; Wild Flowers of the Highveld by Braam van Wyk and Sasa Malan p. 120.

Taraxacum parvilobum

 

Taraxacum privum

 

Taraxacum serotinum

 
 

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