This tribe includes annual and perennial herbs, shrubs, lianas, and small trees. In general, plants of the tribe have oppositely arranged leaves and almost all have yellow ray and disc florets, while a few have red or white florets. Most contain a white latex. The fruit usually has a pappus with an outer layer of scales and an inner layer of bristles.
- Dillon, M. O., et al. Chapter 27: Liabeae. In: Funk, V. A., et al. (eds.) Systematics, Evolution, and Biogeography of Compositae. Vienna, Austria. International Association for Plant Taxonomy, University of Vienna. 2009. 417-37.
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