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Annual herbs (in ours), strongly aromatic when crushed. Leaves opposite or alternate, pinnatisect, conspicuously gland-dotted; lobes narrowly elliptic or lanceolate; margin serrate. Capitula solitary or in dense corymbs, distinctly stalked, heterogamous, radiate; ray florets female; disk florets bisexual. Phyllaries in 1 series, connate for most of their length, gland-dotted. Ray florets few, female. Rays yellow, orange or brown. Achenes narrowly cylindric-turbinate. Pappus of 1-3 elongate setae and 7-9 shorter membranous scales with ciliate margins.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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