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Ajania

Description from Flora of China

Phaeostigma Muldashev.

Herbs, perennial, or small subshrubs. Leaves alternate, pinnately or palmate-pinnately divided, serrate, rarely entire. Synflorescences cymose, flat-topped or rarely capitula solitary. Capitula heterogamous, disciform. Involucres campanulate or cylindric; phyllaries in 4 or 5 rows, herbaceous, scarious margin white or brown. Receptacle convex to conical, epaleate. Florets yellow, rarely purple. Marginal florets in 1 row, female, corolla usually narrowly tubular, rarely wider, apex 2- or 3(-5)-denticulate; disk florets bisexual, corolla tubular, 5-lobed. Anthers obtuse at base, apical appendage lanceolate. Style branches linear, apex truncate. Achenes obovoid, 4-6-ribbed/striate. Corona absent.

Thirty-four species: temperate Asia; 35 species (23 endemic) in China.

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

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