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53. Koelpinia Pallas, Reise Russ. Reich. 3: 755. 1776.

蝎尾菊属 xie wei ju shu

Authors: Zhu Shi & Norbert Kilian

Herbs, annual. Stem solitary, delicate. Leaves narrowly grasslike, margin entire. Synflorescence diffuse. Capitula with few to some florets. Involucre small, cylindric at anthesis, spreading in fruit. Phyllaries in 1 outer and 1 inner series. Receptacle naked. Achene columnar-scorpioid, usually with 5 ribs, abaxially and apically hooked spiny. Pappus absent.

Five species: N Africa, C, S, and SW Asia, S Europe; one species in China.

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