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Scapes 1-40 cm, stout. Basal leaves: lamina 5-11 × 1.5-3.5 cm, oblanceolate in outline, dentate to runcinate-pinnatifid, glabrous or ± pubescent. Capitula solitary, terminal. Involucre up to c.15 × 9 mm. Phyllaries: inner up to 14 mm, linear-lanceolate with a scarious margin; outer shorter. Corolla yellow. Achenes 2.5-3 mm, pale to dark brown, oblanceolate in outline, 10-14-ribbed, antrorsely muricate or echinate above with an apical beak, 4-7 mm. Pappus setae 4-6 mm.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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