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蓝刺头族 lan ci tou zu

Authors: Zhu Shi & Werner Greuter

Herbs, perennial or rarely annual. Leaves alternate. Synflorescence a compact globose pseudocephalium. Capitula with 1 floret, surrounded by crowded bristles at base. Phyllaries imbricate. Floret bisexual. Corolla actinomorphic. Stamen filaments glabrous; anther sagittate, with short basal appendages; connective with a sterile apical appendage. Style branches divergent, linear. Achene cylindric, angled, densely hairy, lacking an apical rim surrounding pappus insertion. Pappus of scales, inserted directly on upper edge of achene.

One genus and ca. 120 species: Africa, Asia, Europe; 17 species (five endemic) in China.

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