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Small prostrate perennial; stems crisped hairy; rootstock woody. Leaves alternate, sessile, obovate. Heads yellow, heterogamous, disciform, hemispheric, axillary, subsolitary, shortly peduncled. Involucral bracts many-seriate, oblong, obtuse, coriaceous, incurved in fruit. Receptacle naked. Outer florets female, fertile, many seriate, corolla elongate, slender, tubular, inflated below. Disc florets hermaphrodite, fertile, tubular; limb 4-cleft. Anther bases obtuse, entire. Style 2-fid. Achenes sub cylindric, slender, broadly ribbed, hairy at the base. Pappus absent.

Monotypic genus, mainly in Thailand, China and S. India.




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