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Herbs, annual, erect. Leaves simple, alternate, subentire or dentate, pinnately veined. Inflorescence single or heads clustered, axillary. Heads discoid. Involucral bracts 3 - 4-seriate, acuminute or subspinescent at tip, scarious margined. Corolla 3 - 4-lobed. Anthers sugittate to acute at base. Style bifid; branches hirtellous. Achenes angular, ribbed. Pappus coroniform.

Mexico, W. Indies. America, Africa and Indian subcontinent.


Literature. ELIAS THOMAS, S. (1975). Vernonicae-Struchium in Ann. Miss. Bot. Gard. 62: 864 - 66.

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