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Perennial herbs woody toward base, or shrubs. Leaves opposite, petiolate, simple, entire to serrate. Inflorescence a lax corymb. Phyllaries in 3-4 rows, unequal, mostly chartaceous. Receptacle convex or short-conic; scales 0, but short hairs present. Corolla tubular. Style base not swollen. Achenes ellipsoid-cylindric or obpyramidal, 5-angled, usually glabrous or hairy, rarely glandular; pappus of persistent scabrid hairs, with acute apical cells.


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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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