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Psiadia Jacq.

Trees, shrubs or rarely lianas. Leaves alternate, simple, entire or dentate. Heads heterogamous, usually radiate, in corymbs or panicles. Involucre campanulate, many-seriate; bracts scarious at margins. Receptacle convex, naked. Female flowers eligulate or ligulate, ligules small. Disc florets hermaphrodite, tubular-campanulate, 5-lobed. Anthers obtuse at base. Style branches with short appendages. Achenes of female flowers oblong, angular, 3 - 5-ribbed. Achenes of disc florets sterile. Pappus uniseriate, scabrous.

Africa, Madagascar, Sri Lanka; ca 60 species, 1 in India.

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