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Russowia C. Winkl.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs, annual. Stem richly branched, glabrous. Leaves pinnatisect. Capitula homogamous, at end of stem and branches, laxly paniculate to corymbose-paniculate. Phyllaries imbricate, in ca. 4 rows, without appendage. Florets bisexual. Corolla pale pink to purple. Achene sericeous; attachment scar surrounded by a thickened whitish rim; apex with a denticulate corona. Pappus elements white, in many rows, of one type, serrulate.

One species: Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

(Authors: Shi Zhu (石铸 Shih Chu); Ludwig Martins)


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