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Pseudojacoboea (Hook.f.) R. Mathur in R. R. Rao et al., Fl. Ind. Enum. Aster. 59. 1988. Senecio Sect. Pseudojacoboea Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 343. 1881.


Herbs, perennial, erect, rigid, 15 - 45 cm high; stems densely leafy. Leaves dense, imbricate, uniformly arranged on the stems, smaller upwards, linear-oblong to elliptic, acute, coriaceous, hispid, margins entire or rarely toothed, recurved, pinnately veined, sessile; uppermost leaves distinctly one-nerved. Inflorescence of lax corymbs. Capitula pale white, campanulate, pedunculate, bracteolate. Involucre campanulate; bracts 20 - 40., multiseriate, imbricate. Receptacle flat, naked. Anthers obtuse, not tailed. Achenes cylindrical, slender, strongly ribbed, glabrous to pubescent. Pappus pale white, minutely scabrid.

A monotypic genus.

Notes. Hooker (I.c.) described the section Pseudojacoboea, under the genus Senecio L., However, based on the presence of imbricate, multiseriate involucral bracts, an anomalous feature for the true Senecio (sensu stricto), a new status as above was proposed (Mathur, I.c.) and a new subtribe has been proposed to accommadate it.




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