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Karelinia Less.

花花柴属

Description from Flora of China

Herbs, perennial. Stem without resin canals and fibers in phloem. Leaves alternate, elliptic-oblong, entire, not decurrent, sparsely hairy. Capitula heterogamous, disciform, solitary, terminal. Phyllaries broadly oblong, hard. Receptacle epaleate. Marginal florets female; corolla filiform, 3-lobed. Disk florets functionally male. Style bifid; cells of antheropodium mammillate; endothecial tissue radial. Style branches with obtuse sweeping hairs reaching below furcation. Achenes stout, without resin ducts, hairy with straight hairs. Pappus of free, barbellate, capillary bristles, in 1 row; each bristle with patent teeth. x = 10.

One species: C and SW Asia, Caspian region.


 

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