Monogr. Taraxacum 55 (1907) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Leaves c. oblong to linear-lanceolate, c. 4–12 cm long, glabrescent; lobes 4–7 on each side, short, obtusely to acutely deltoid to hamate-attenuate, sometimes pointing forward, distal margins denticulate to lobulate; interlobes entire to acutely denticulate; petioles usually pale, very narrowly winged. Scapes 3–5 cm long (2–3 times longer in fruit). Capitula 1.5–2 cm diam.; outer bracts appressed to inner series, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 3–5(–6) mm long, usually apiculate with a small dark callus, white-bordered; ligules pale lemon-yellow; outer ligules subequal to inner bracts; stigmas yellow; pollen present. Cypselas narrow-fusiform, (4–)4.5–6 mm long, dark red to blackish-purple, spinulose above, rugose below to the base; cone cylindric, 1.25–2 mm long; beak 4–6 mm long, subequal to cypsela body. Flowers Oct.–Dec.
GipP, Glep, HNF, NIS. Also WA, Tas. (Bass Strait Islands). Rare and threatened with extinction. In Victoria confined to woodland and scrub on limestone in the south-west.
Distinguished from the other native species by the cypsela shape and texture and the relatively short beak. The type description of T. cygnorum gives an cypsela length of 7 mm, but no material observed had cypselas this long.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|