Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

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Herbs, erect, annual; stems branched. Leaves simple, alternate or opposite. Heads one flowered, aggregated into terminal glomerules. Involucre tubular, connate at the base. Florets hermaphrodite, tubular, funnel-shaped at the apex, 5-lobed. Anthers with oblong, obtuse appendages at the apex, sagittate. Style branches elongate, subulate. Achenes narrowly obovoid or fusiform, somewhat compressed. Pappus minutely coroniform or absent.

From Mexico, tropical S. America to West Indies; 15 species, 1 in India.




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