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Herbs, perennial, white tomentose, scapigerous, stoloniferous, 8 - 20 cm high; scapes numerous, densely white tomentose, scaly. Leaves all radical, orbicular, cordate, toothed, cobwebby above and white tomentose beneath, long petioled. Capitula yellow, radiate, heterogamous, solitary, terminating the long scape. Ray florets female, multiseriate, ligulate. Disc florets hermaphrodite, sterile, few tubular. Involucre narrowly campanulate; bracts uniseriate, equal or with a few, outer shorter. Receptacle slightly convex, without scales. Anther base entire to sub auricled. Style arms of disc florets entire, obtuse. Achenes of ray florets narrowly cylindrical, 5 - 10-ribbed. Pappus white, scanty, of short hairs.

A monotypic genus distributed in China, N. Africa, Europe, Asia and N. America.




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