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Published In: Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 7(1): 13. 1838. (Apr 1838) (Prodr.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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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 50 species, distributed in South-East Asia, China, India, Japan and Taiwan. In Pakistan it is represented by 2 species


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Perennial herbs, simple or branched. Leaves cauline or in basal rosettes, trinerved or palmately nerved. Capitula few flowered, spike like or paniculate, solitary or 1-2 together, homogamous, discoid. Involucre narrow tubular or infundibuliform. Phyllaries multiseriate, imbricate. Florets actinomorphic, deeply 5-lobed. Anthers caudate, sagittate. Style branches short, dorsally papillate or short hairy. Cypselas subcompressed, distinctly or indistinctly ribbed. Pappus bristles plumose or sometimes absent.

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Petiole winged. Cypselas distinctly ribbed.
2. A. latifolia
Petiole not winged. Cypselas indistinctly ribbed.
1. A. aptera

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