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Leontodon

See list of 2 species in this genus

Leontodon has been dismantled because it was diphyletic (i.e., the former definition of the genus contained two distinct, evolutionary entities; Samuel et al. 2006). Our common species ( L. autumnalis) has been transferred to Scorzoneroides.

  • 1a. Pappus of inner flowers with an inner series of plumose bristles and an outer series of scales that may be tipped with a scabrous awn, that of the outer flowers reduced to a short, laciniate crown; involucre 6–11 mm tall during anthesis, calyculate
  • 1b. Pappus of inner flowers and outer flowers alike, well-developed, with an inner series of plumose bristles and an outer series of slender scales or barbellate bristles; involucre 10–18 mm tall during anthesis, not calyculate

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