Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

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Herbs, perennial. Leaves alternate. Heads homogamous, corymbose. Flowers purpie, violet or white, all bisexual, similar. Involucral bracts many-seriate; outer shorter, broader, usually acute or awned; inner narrow, elongate. Receptacle bristly. Filaments glabrous; anther bases sagittate. Styles hairy. Achenes glabrous, oblong. Pappus bristles many-seriate, rigid, serrulate.

Europe, Japan; ca 70 species, 1 in India.




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