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21. Hemisteptia Bunge ex Fischer & C. A. Meyer, Index Sem. Hort. Petrop. 2: 38. 1836.

泥胡菜属 ni hu cai shu

Authors: Zhu Shi & Eckhard von Raab-Straube

Herbs, annual. Involucre campanulate to hemispheric. Phyllaries imbricate; outer and middle phyllaries apically with a purplish red crista. Receptacle densely covered with subulate alveolate bristles. Corolla glabrous. Anther tails sagittate, lacerate or undivided. Style branches short, divergent, apex truncate. Achene obovoid, laterally compressed, with 10-16 distinct ribs, glabrous, with apical rim forming a crenulate crown. Pappus heteromorphic, in 2 rows; outer pappus row of small scales; inner pappus row of plumose bristles, basally connate into a ring.

One species: E and S Asia, E Australia.

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