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Kaschgaria Poljak.

喀什菊属

Description from Flora of China

Subshrubs; indumentum of stellate hairs. Leaves alternate, sessile, margin entire or at least apically parted. Synflorescences cymose; capitula in dense panicles or clusters, rather small, heterogamous, disciform. Involucres ovoid cupular; phyllaries in 2-4 rows. Receptacle convex, epaleate. Marginal florets 3-5, female, fertile; corolla pitcher-shaped, tapering above, apex 2- or 3-toothed. Disk florets many, bisexual; corolla tubular, apex 5-lobed, with scattered stellate hairs at apex. Anther bases obtuse; apical appendage lanceolate. Style branches linear, apex truncate. Achenes obovoid, obtusely angular, upper part striate. Corona absent.

Two species: China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia; two species in China.

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


 

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