Taraxacum californicum

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Taraxacum californicum is known only from the San Bernardino Range. It is easily distinguished from T. ceratophorum by the lack of horns on the phyllaries and bractlets of calyculi.

apex external texturescarious +
apex relieferose +
apex shapeobtuse +, rounded +, acute +, acuminate +, long-acuminate + and caudate +
base shapecuneate +
beak sizeslender +
blade shapeoblanceolate +, oblong + and linear-oblanceolate +
body shapeobovoid + and flattened +
bractlet shapeovate-lanceolate + and ovate +
calyculus colorationgreen +, hyaline + and purplish +
calyculus orientationappressed +
chromosome count16 +
cone shapeconic +
corolla colorationyellow + and purplish +
corolla positionouter +
cypsela colorationbrown +
face external textureglabrate + and glabrous +
face positiondistal +
face reliefmuricate +
flowering timespringsummer +
habitatmoist alpine meadows in yellow pine forest zone +
habitat moisturewet +
involucre colorationgreen +
leaf orientationhorizontal + and patent +
lobe coursestraight +
lobe orientationretrorse +
lobe shapelanceolate + and triangular-long-acuminate +
margin colorationhyaline +, purplish + and white +
margin external texturescarious +
margin shapetoothed +, denticulate + and entire +
pappus colorationcreamy +
petiole architecturewinged +
phyllary shapelanceolate + and lanceolate-linear +
rib widthnarrow +
series count2 +
stem colorationpurplish +
stem external textureglabrous + and cobwebby-villous +
stem habitdecumbent +
stem orientationascending + and erect +
taproot architecturebranched +
tip architecture or shapehornless +
tip colorationgray +
tip relieferose +
tip shaperounded + and campanulate +
tooth coursestraight +
tooth orientationretrorse +
tooth shapetriangular +
whole organism life styleplant +