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Published In: Opera Varia 247. 1758. (Opera Var.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/4/2012)
Acceptance : Accepted
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Contributor Text: M. Qaiser and Rubina Abid
Contributor Institution: Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology, Karachi.


Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270

General/Distribution: A genus with about 30 species, distributed in Africa, Madagascar, tropical Asia and South America. In Pakistan it is represented by the following species.


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Perennial herb, scapose. Leaves radical, simple or pinnatifid, membranous or subcoriaceous, petiolate. Scapes naked or scaly, not widened at the base but often slightly widened below the capitula. Capitula solitary, radiate or discoid. Phyllaries multiseriate, imbricate. Ray florets when present 1-seriate. Corolla bilabiate with prominent spreading outer lip and small linear inner lip, functionally female. Disc florets bisexual, outer lip 3-toothed, inner 2-toothed, rolled backward. Cypselas elliptic or ovoid, 5-10-ribbed. Pappus densely barbellate, whitish.
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