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Gamochaeta Wedd., Chloris Andina. 1: 151. 1856; Holub in Tutin et al., Fl. Europ. 4: 127. 1976; Anderb. in Bremer, Asteraceae, Clad. & Class. 357. 1994; Grierson & Springate in Grierson, D. G. Long & Springate, Fl. Bhutan 2(3): 1523. 2001.

Gnaphalium L., Sp. Pl. 850. 1753; Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 368. 1754. pro parte; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3: 288. 1881. pro parte

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves sessile, alternate, spathulate, tomentose. Capitula small, disciform, usually arranged in axillary clusters forming more or less interrupted leafy spikes or in head-like clusters; phyllaries brownish to pale brownish, scarious. Outer florets purple, female, filiform, outnumbering the central bisexual florets. Corolla of bisexual florets narrowly tubular to campanulate, 5-lobed. Cypselas ± oblong, sparsely papillose with globose myxogenic twin hairs; pappus setae connate at base in a ring-like structure, falling as a unit.

A genus with c. 52 species, mainly distributed in N. and S. America but may occur as weeds in other part of the world. Represented in Pakistan by the following species.

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