Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

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Herbs. Leaves lyrate-pinnatifid or entire to subsinuate. Scapes solitary or 2 together, erect, slightly widened below the head, bracteate. Heads hemispherical or campanulate. Involucral bracts imbricate or subseriate. Alveoles of receptacle fimbriate-laciniate. Florets glabrous; lower limb 3-dentate; upper limb of 2 small lobes. Anthers not or slightly reduced and split above. Style branches short, rounded hairy. Achenes elliptic to angular-flattened or subcylindrical, 6 - 11 -ribbed, densely long villose. Pappus coarse, more or less equalling the length of the involucre, in 2 or more rows.

Turkish Armenia and Asia; 3 species, 1 in India.




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