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86. Ethulia Linnaeus f., Dec. Prima Pl. Horti Upsal. 1. 1762.

都丽菊属 du li ju shu

Herbs, annual or perennial; indumentum of simple hairs and sessile globose glands. Leaves alternate, petiole often ill-defined, margin usually dentate, pinnately veined. Synflorescence terminal, paniculate, densely clustered to laxly corymbose. Involucre campanulate or hemispheric; phyllaries imbricate, to 4-seriate, usually with scarious margins, apex obtuse to acute [to acuminate], outer shorter. Receptacle flat or rather convex, naked. Florets [3-]18-24[-50]; corolla purplish or reddish, narrowly tubular, usually with scattered glands, with narrowly campanulate limb, lobes 5, narrow. Anthers obtusely auricled. Style branches subulate, puberulent. Achenes cylindric or obconical, prominently [2-]4- or 5(or 6)-ribbed, glandular between ribs, otherwise glabrous, apex [cupular to] truncate, with well-defined callose ring. Pappus absent.

About 19 species: most in tropical Africa, three or four restricted to Indonesia and Philippines, and one a widely distributed adventive; two species in China.

1 Fruiting capitula with involucre spreading-rotate and exposing hemispheric cluster of achenes, usually with some capitula sessile; corolla 1.2-1.5 mm; achene broadly obpyramidal, apex truncate with conspicuously swollen callose ring.   1 E. conyzoides
+ Fruiting capitula with involucre campanulate and concealing achenes, capitula always clearly pedunculate; corolla 2.2-2.5 mm; achene narrowly obpyramidal to almost cylindric, apex shallowly cupular with narrow callose ring.   2 E. gracilis

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