Taraxacum ceratophorum (Ledeb.) DC.
FamilyCompositae — APG family: Asteraceae
SynonymsLeontodon ceratophorus Ledeb.
DescriptionLeaves of various form; all or at least some involucral bracts with horn or tubercle below apex; outer bracts mostly appressed, broader than the inner. '
EcologyMeadows, moist places in the mountains. Described from Kamchatka.
A large group of small taxa, which maintain themselves as distinct units through seeds that are formed without fertilization. About 45 such microspecies are known from the area of interest; doubtless the number that occur is considerably larger. Circumpolar map indicates range of the entire complex, taken as section CERATO- pHORA of the genus Taraxacum by Dahlstedt (as subsect. CERATOPHORA by Hand.- Mazz.).
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.