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Brachanthemum DC.

短舌菊属

Description from Flora of China

Subshrubs, ± procumbent, woody at base, pubescent with basifixed, medifixed, or stellate hairs. Leaves alternate or subopposite, few lobed. Synflorescences cymose; capitula solitary or in ± flat-topped cymes or panicles, heterogamous, radiate, rarely homogamous and discoid. Involucres campanulate, hemispheric, or obconical; phyllaries in 4 or 5 rows, rigidly herbaceous, scarious margin white or brown. Receptacle flat or convex to conical, epaleate. Marginal florets female, fertile, rarely absent; lamina yellow, rarely white. Disk florets yellow, bisexual; corolla tubular, apex 5-lobed. Anther bases obtuse; apical appendage lanceolate. Style branches linear, apex truncate. Achenes terete, 5-striate. Corona absent.

Ten species: C Asia, China, Mongolia; six species (one endemic) in China.

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


 

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