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Published In: The Gardeners Dictionary...Abridged...fourth edition [1056]. 1754. (Gard. Dict. Abr. (ed. 4)) Name publication detail

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Contributor Text: M. Qaiser and Rubina Abid
Contributor Institution: Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology, Karachi.


Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270

General/Distribution: A genus with c. 20 species distributed in Eurasia and N. America, represented in Pakistan by one species.


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Perennial dioecious or subdioecious herbs with a thick rhizome. Leaves rosulate, developing after the synflorescence, petiolate, rounded to palmately lobed, palmately veined; cauline leaves scale-like. Capitula many, arranged in panicles-corymbs or racemes, calyculate, radiate, disciform, discoid. Phyllaries 1-seriate, equal. Male capitula with or without ray florets, disc florets many, tubular, functionally male; female capitula with tubular, shortly radiate sterile florets and many filiform-female florets. Cypsela oblong, glabrous, ribbed. Pappus bristles many, cream-offwhite.
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