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Ajaniopsis Shih

画笔菊属

Description from Flora of China

Herbs, annual. Leaves alternate, biternately pinnatisect, 2-pinnatisect, or trisect. Synflorescences cymose; capitula many or few, in ± flat-topped panicles, rather small, heterogamous, disciform. Involucres obovoid, 4-5 mm in diam.; phyllaries in 2 rows. Receptacle convex, epaleate. Marginal florets in 1 row, female; corolla pitcher-shaped, tapering above; limb yellow, apex minutely 2-toothed, apically pilose with straight erect hairs. Disk florets many, bisexual; corolla tubular, apex 5-lobed. Anther bases obtuse; apical appendage subtriangular. Style branches truncate at apex. Achenes obovoid, 5- or 6-ribbed. Pappus absent.

● One species: China.

(Authors: Shi Zhu (石铸 Shih Chu); Christopher J. Humphries, Michael G. Gilbert)


 

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