Taraxacum hyparcticum

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Taraxacum hyparcticum is sporadic in Arctic Eurasia (coastal Russia from Russian Far East west to Novaya Zemlya); it is mainly high-arctic. It is characterized by its small stature and large heads with white to yellowish cream ligules.

Facts about "Taraxacum hyparcticum"
apex architecture or shapehornless +
apex external texturecallous +
apex shapeobtuse +, acute +, acuminate +, caudate +, horned + and long-acuminate +
base shapeattenuate +
beak sizeslender +
blade shapeoblanceolate + and runcinate +
body characterwidth +
body shapeobovoid + and oblanceoloid +
bractlet colorationgreen +
bractlet orientationspreading + and appressed +
bractlet shapeovate + and oblong +
bractlet widththinner +
cone shapeconic +
corolla colorationcream-colored +, white +, pink-tinged + and pinkish-striped +
corolla positionouter +
cypsela colorationtan +, straw-colored +, brown + and grayish +
face external textureglabrous +
face relieftuberculate + and muricate +
flowering timesummer +
habitatdry moderately drained areas in tundra + and raised sand terraces , low center polygons on old surfaces , sandy , eroded knolls , marine/lacustrine deposits , rocky streambeds , dry slopes +
horn sizesmall +
involucre colorationgreen + and black +
involucre shapecampanulate +
leaf orientationpatent + and erect +
lobe shapedenticulate + and subentire +
margin colorationhyaline +
margin coursestraight +
margin external texturescarious +
margin orientationto retrorse +
margin shapelobed +, triangular + and deltate +
pappus colorationwhitish + and sordid +
pappus erroneous24 +, 32 + and 40 +
petiole architecturewinged +
phyllary shapelanceolate + and lance-ovate +
rib characterwidth +
rib prominenceprominent +
series count2 +
stem colorationpinkish +, reddish + and purplish +
stem external textureglabrous +, glabrate + and villous +
stem orientationascending + and erect +
taproot architecturebranched +
tip external texturescarious + and white-scarious +
tip relieferose +
tip shaperounded +
tooth depthshallow +
tooth shapetriangular +, subentire +, acute + and obtuse +
whole organism life styleplant +