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Annual herb to 60 cm. Leaves: petiole up to 1.5 cm; lamina up to 6 × 3.5 cm, ovate, hispidulous or glabrescent; margin subentire to crenate. Peduncle hairs usually short, appressed-ascending, intermingled with a few short glandular hairs. Capitula c.5 mm in diameter. Receptacular scales c.2.3 mm, usually 3-fid. Achenes c.2 mm, puberulent, black. Pappus of very narrowly ovate, ciliate-fimbriate scales, without a terminal projection.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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