Taraxacum pseudomarklundii, a south-western European species, native in South Devon (v.c.3).

  • John J. Day
  • A. John Richards University of Newcastle, UK (Emeritus)


An enigmatic dandelion first collected in the UK in 2014 from a lanebank on Dartmoor (v.c.3) has been determined as Taraxacum pseudomarklandii (Soest), previously only known from north-west Spain and south-west France, an unusual biogeographic alliance in our Taraxacum-flora. It is triploid (2n = 24). This taxon has now been confirmed from several locations in South Devon and one site in Ireland (Meath, v.c.H22).