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Annual herb to 50 cm tall, all parts whitish-woolly. Stems usually several from the base, decumbent at first, later erect. Leaves sessile, up to 8 × 1 cm at base, oblanceolate, becoming smaller and lanceolate or linear above, greyish or whitish tomentose or arachnoid, on both sides; margin entire. Inflorescence consisting of dense clusters of capitula 1-several together in terminal corymbs. Involucres 3-4 mm in diameter; phyllaries in c. 3 rows, pale brown to whitish. Outer female florets very numerous, whitish. Bisexual disk florets cylindric. Achenes ellipsoid, papillose. Pappus of numerous soft bristles.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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