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2. Chamaemelum Miller, Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4. 1754; Adans., Fam. 2: 128. 1763; Tzvelev in Schischk. & Bobrov, Fl. USSR 26: 60. 2000 (Engl. transl.); Grierson in P.H.Davis, Fl. Turk. 5: 221. 1975; Tutin in Tutin et al., Fl. Europ. 4: 165.1976; K. Bremer & Humphries in Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Lond. (Bot.) 23( 2): 130. 1993; K. Bremer, Asteraceae 462. 1994.

Annual or perennial, strongly aromatic herbs or semi-shrubs. Leaves alternate, pinnatifid or pinnatisect. Capitula radiate, disciform or discoid, pedunculate, solitary or in lax corymbs. Receptacle conical or elongated-conical, fistular, punctate-alveolate, chaffy, paleae flat or mostly canaliculated, often with a central resin canal, glabrous or abaxially pilose. Ray-florets female, fertile or sterile, with white or yellow ligules. Disc-florets with 5-lobed, in fruit basally adaxially saccate, long corolla tube. Cypselas obovoid, with 1 adaxial and 2 lateral very thin ribs with vascular strands, thin-walled and covered with myxogenic cells in longitudinal rows. Pappus absent.

A small genus of 6 species, distributed in Canaries, N Africa, S Europe to Middle East (around the Mediterranean); introduced and naturalized elsewhere. Represented in our area by the following species.

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