Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

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Herbs, rigid, woolly, decumbent stems branched with many branches arising from the rootstock. Leaves alternate, acutely serrate dtmtate, woolly, turning glabrous with the age. Heads heterogamous, disciform, subsessile, small, subterminal and axillary. Involucre ovoid; bracts multiseriate, lanceolate, imbricate, dry; outer smaller and hispid on back; inner subscarious. Receptacle flat, naked. Outer florets few or absent, female, fertile; corolla filiform, 2-3- toothed. Disc florets few, fertile; corolla tubular; limb campanulate, 2-lipped with 4-lobed outer lip; the inner lip free to the base of limb. Achenes obovoid, ribbed, with rounded apex. Pappus absent.

Only one species, narrowly endemic to India.




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