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Published In: Bulletin des Sciences, par la Societe Philomatique 1817: 12. 1817. (Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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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

Synonym Text: Hochstetteria DC., Prodr. 7: 287. 1838; C. B. Clarke, l. c. 246; Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 7: 113. 1989; R. R. Rao in Hajra et al., Fl. Ind. 13: 177. 1995.
General/Distribution: A genus with about 65 species, mainly distributed in South and Tropical Africa, Madagascar; few species also in Northeast Africa and Asia. In Pakistan it is represented by 2 species.


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Herbs or shrubs. Capitula homogamous discoid or heterogamous disciform or radiate. Involucral bracts often spinescent or foliaceous, many-seriate. Receptacle flat, naked. Ray florets when present, neuter, bilabiate or with a 3-lobed limb only. Disc florets with a narrow tube and wide limb. Anthers obtuse-acute or acuminate apically, sometimes with pilose tails. Style branches subapically pilose. Cypselas obovoid to obconical, pilose or glabrous. Pappus monomorphic, bristly or scaly or dimorphic with both bristles and scales.

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Pappus uniseriate, bristles united at base forming a star-shaped structure. Cypselas 8-10-ribbed.



1. D. schimperi


Pappus 2-3-seriate, outer ones bristly, inner paleaceous, not forming a star shaped structure. Cypselas 5-6-ribbed.





2. D. tomentosa 

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