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Published In: The Gardeners Dictionary...Abridged...fourth edition vol. 1. 1754. (Gard. Dict. Abr. (ed. 4)) Name publication detail

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General/Distribution: A small genus of 6 species, distributed in Canaries, N Africa, S Europe to Middle East (around the Mediterranean); introduced and naturalized elsewhere. Represented in our area by the following species.


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Annual or perennial, strongly aromatic herbs or semi-shrubs. Leaves alternate, pinnatifid or pinnatisect. Capitula radiate, disciform or discoid, pedunculate, solitary or in lax corymbs. Receptacle conical or elongated-conical, fistular, punctate-alveolate, chaffy, paleae flat or mostly canaliculated, often with a central resin canal, glabrous or abaxially pilose. Ray-florets female, fertile or sterile, with white or yellow ligules. Disc-florets with 5-lobed, in fruit basally adaxially saccate, long corolla tube. Cypselas obovoid, with 1 adaxial and 2 lateral very thin ribs with vascular strands, thin-walled and covered with myxogenic cells in longitudinal rows. Pappus absent.
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