Folia Geobotanica

, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp 579–602 | Cite as

A revision of Taraxacum sect. Borealia Hand.-Mazz. in Middle Asia and the Himalayas with a Preliminary World Checklist of the Section

  • Jan KirschnerEmail author
  • Jan Štěpánek
  • W. Bernhard Dickoré


A taxonomic revision of Taraxacum sect. Borealia Hand.-Mazz. in Middle Asia and the Himalayas is presented. Ten species, mainly confined to relatively small mountain areas, are classified as members of this section in this region. All names that might pertain to sect. Borealia have been studied, and whenever possible, their type material was examined. Two new species are described: T. klimesianum from Ladakh, Jammu-Kashmir in India and T. cornucopiae from the Tian Shan in Kazakhstan. A preliminary world checklist of the section is provided.


Asia Asteraceae Cichorieae Taraxacum Taxonomy 



Thanks are due to the curators of herbarium collections for making material and/or digital images available for our study. This particularly concerns the herbaria PRA, XJA, PE, LE, L, K, BM and E. The study was supported as part of the long-term research development project of the Institute of Botany ASCR RVO 67985939 and by the Czech National Grant Agency, grant GA13–13368S.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Kirschner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jan Štěpánek
    • 1
  • W. Bernhard Dickoré
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Botany, Academy of SciencesPrůhonice 1Czech Republic
  2. 2.Botanische Staatssammlung München, Department of Vascular PlantsMünchenGermany

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