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Herbs, perennial, glabrous or glandular pubescent, rhizomatous; rhizome short; stems erect, simple or corymbosely branched above. Leaves both radical and cauline, alternate; radical leaves broadly ovate or oblong, cordate, entire or mucronately dentate, glabrous or sparsely glandular hairy, long petioled; cauline leaves ovate-oblong or lanceolate, shortly petiolate or sessile, amplexicaul. Capitula yellow, heterogamous, radiate, broadly campanulate, solitary or several on long peduncle in terminal corymb; peduncle densely-glandular pubescent. Involucre broadly campanulate; involucral bracts 2-seriate, subequal, acuminate, densely glandular pubescent. Receptacle hemispherical, epaleaceous. Ray florets yellow uniseriate; ray entire to 2 - 3-toothed. Disc florets,yellow, hermaphrodite, tubular. Anther base entire or subauricled. Style arms linear, tip rounded, truncate and penicillate. Achenes oblong, turbinate, 10-ribbed, those of ray florets usually epappose, and of disc florets pappose. Pappus reddish; hairs short, rigid, scabrous and copious.

Distributed in Nepal, Bhutan, Asia and Europe; ca 35 species, 3 in India.



KEY TO THE SPECIES


1a. Ray florets pappose 2. Doronicum pardalianches
b. Ray florets epappose 2
2a. Capitula solitary, terminal 1. Doronicum falconeri
b. Capitula many in terminal corymbs 3. Doronicum roylei


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