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Adenostemma J.R. & G. Forster

Herbs, small or large, glabrous or glandular pubescent; stems usually fistulose. Leaves usually opposite or upper alternate, variously shaped, sessile or petioled. Heads homogamous, corymbose, 10 - 60 flowered. Involucral bracts 10 - 30, sub 2-seriate, sometimes connate at base, spreading on maturity. Corolla tubular, regular, usually hairy or glandular without; limb 5-toothed. Anthers glandular tipped, base obtuse. Style arms elongated, dilated above. Achenes angled, slightly curved, smooth, tuberculate or muricate. Pappus hairs 3 - 5, often clavate or ending in a knob.

Chiefly American; ca 20 species, 1 in India.

Literature. GRIERSON, A.J.C. (1972). Critical Notes on the Compositae of Ceylon. Ceylon J. Sci. (Bio. Sci.) 10: 42 - 60. PANIGRAHI, G. (1975). Adenostemma (Compositae) in the Indian Region. Kew Bull. 30: 647 - 655.

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