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3. Microcephala Pobed., Not. Syst. Leningr. 21: 356. 1961; in Schischk. & Bobrov, Fl. USSR 26: 148. 2000 (Engl. transl.); Podlech in Mitt. Bot. Staastssamul. M√ľnchen 12: 655-682. 1976; in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. Comp. IV. 158: 83. 1986; K. Bremer & Humphries in Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Lond. (Bot.) 23 (2): 154. 1993; K. Bremer, Asteraceae: 476. 1998.

Annual, low-growing, basally branched herb. Leaves pinnatisect, segments linear. Capitula hetero- or homogamous, solitary on long peduncles. Involucre tirbinate, phyllaries 2-3-seriate, imbricate. Receptacle hemispherical or conical, glabrous or epaleate. Ray-florets female, with white ligule. Disc-florets yellow or pinkish-white, tubular, tube constricted in the middle, 5-dentate; anthers with ovate-acuminate conspicuous appendages. Cypselas ventrally 3-5-costate, beset with scales or mucilaginous hairs. Pappus membranous, oblique, laciniate or irregularly dissected.

A small genus of c. 4 species, distributed in Central Asia, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan; represented by the following species in our area.

Lower Taxon


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