Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

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Herbs, annual or perennial. Leaves alternate. Heads heterogamous, rayed, solitary, axillary or few in leafy panicles. Ray florets female, fertile; 1-many-seriate; fertile; ligule bluish or rosy, minute. Disc florets bisexual, fertile, tubular, limb 5-cleft. Involucral bracts half as long as the flowers, 2 - 3-seriate, narrow; outer often leafy. Receptacle flat, liked or pitted. Anther base obtuse, entire. Style arms of bisexual flowers narrow, flattened, tips narrowly lanceolate. Achenes narrowly obovate, quite flat. Pappus hairs sub-2-seriate; outer shorter.

Asia and N. America; ca 6 species, 3 in India.


1a. Leaves oblong-lanceolate or ovate 1. Brachyactis anomalum
b. Leaves obovate 2
2a. Heads large, 8-15 mm across 2. Brachyactis pubescens
b. Heads small, 4-6 mm across 3. Brachyactis roylei

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