Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

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Herbs annual with white latex; stems cylindric, erect, glabrous or sparsely hairy, branched. Leaves obovate or obovate-oblong. Inflorescence terminal or axillary. Heads subcampanulate, small, erect, peduncled; peduncle thickened, erect. Involucral bracts 1-seriate, linear-lanceolate or lanceolate, keeled. Ligules yellow, 5-toothed. Stigmatic branches slender. Achenes terete, smooth, narrowed from base, incurved. Pappus 2-seriate, soft.

Westwards to Asia minor, ca 15 species, 1 in India.




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