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Annual or perennial herbs usually with scattered golden glands. Leaves alternate, simple, entire, lobed or pinnatisect. Capitula in terminal corymbs or solitary. Phyllaries in 3-5 series. Receptacular scales present, ± clasping the disk florets and (in ours) rolled inwards lengthways. Female marginal florets tubular and glandular below, bearing a yellow ligule. Inner florets bisexual, 5-lobed, with ellipsoid or subcylindric achenes. Pappus variable, sometimes 0.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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