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Anisopappus Hook. et Arn.

Scabrid or pubescent, erect herbs. Leaves alternate, toothed, petiolate. Heads heterogamous, radiate, hemispherical. Involucral bracts in few series, oval or oblong, pubescent. Receptacle paleaceous; palea folded, sheathing the disc florets. Ray florets many; corona 3-dentate. Disc florets many; corolla tubular, 5-dentate; anther-base sagittate. Achenes subterete, costate. Pappus coroniform, of short free or nearly free pectinate scales with alternating longer narrow bristles.

Tropical Africa and Asia; ca 20 species, 1 in India.

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