Papers in the Biological Sciences


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Published in The Ohio Journal of Science [Vol. XVII, No. 3, Jan. 1917], 97-100.


The work of which the results are here offered, awaiting detailed presentation in a paper to follow, was begun at the University of Nebraska in 1914, under the direction of the late Dr. Charles E. Bessey. The two species of dandelion which have been studied are respectively the Leontodon taraxacum and the L. erythrospermum of the Second Edition of Britton and Brown's Illustrated Flora: the nomenclature used in the title of this paper has been adopted on the basis of evidence presented in the monograph of the genus Taraxacum by Handel-Mazetti.