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17. Pseudohandelia Tzvelev, Fl. URSS. 26: 878. 1961; Bremer & Humphries in Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Lond. (Bot.) 23(2): 109. 1993; K. Bremer, Asteraceae: 456. 1998.

Perennial, unbranched, basally suffrutescent, monocarpic herbs, white villose especially at the stem and leaf bases. Leaves alternate, basal more or less rosulate, much pinnatisect with filiform ultimate lobes. Capitula homogamous, discoid, in corymbs. Involucre hemispherical, phyllaries ± equal, hyaline membranous on margins, outer oblong, inner narrow-oblong. Receptacle conical, obtuse, glabrous. Flowers yellow, corolla tube stipitate glandulose, 5-toothed, narrow below, campanulate above. Style branches linear, truncate. Cypselas ± terete, somewhat arcuate, densely glandular-tuberculate, curved, with 5 vascular strand, epappose absent.

A monotypic genus, distributed in Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Pakistan, and China (Xinjiang).

Lower Taxon


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