Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

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Breea Less.

Herbs, erect, leafy. Leaves alternate, sinuate-pinnatifid. Heads solitary, fascicled or corymbose. Flowers usually unisexual, purplish. Involucre ovoid, globose or hemispheric bracts many-seriate; outer usually foliaceous, spiny; inner gradually longer, usually with recurved tips; innermost scarious. Receptacle bristly. Filaments hairy or glabrous. Anther bases sagittate. Style arms short. Achenes obovoid, glabrous. Pappus hairs feathery.

W. & N. Asia, China, Europe. 1 in India.

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