May be Taraxacum aereum V.Soest. [Thalle Valley species, sensu Dr. S.W. Khan’s opinion]

Common name: Himalayan dandelion species

Family: Compositae

Information: There are dozens of species or subspecies of dandelion in the region, mostly unresolved classifications with specimens often wrongly classified as T. stenolepium (see Kirschner et al. 2017)

Photo: Ghondoghoro Glacier, ca. 4850 m. K. Hewitt, 2008.


Sources and additional resources:

Kirschner, et al. 2017. Taraxacum sect. Orientalia (Compositae-Crepidinae) and the West Himalayan dandelions: A new interpretation. Phytotaxa 312 DOI: