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Genus Euryops Family Asteraceae

Description: Small shrubs, rarely annual or perennial herbs.

Leaves alternate, often crowded, pinnately lobed with broad or narrow lobes, or entire.

Heads solitary, or in lax corymbs or panicles; involucral bracts 1- or 2-seriate, ± fused low down, ovate or lanceolate, ribbed, glabrous; receptacle convex, naked, smooth or slightly pitted. Ray florets female; ligule ± acute or 3- or 4-toothed, strap-shaped; sometimes absent. Disc florets bisexual or functionally male; corolla tubular below, widening or campanulate above, 5-lobed, glabrous. Anthers bases obtuse, appendage lanceolate. Style branches linear-oblong, flattened or semiterete, apex truncate.

Achenes ribbed to smooth; pappus few to many non-persistent bristles or absent.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 5 species, southern Africa. Australia: 2 sp (naturalized).

Text by J. A. Scott & E. A. Brown
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Leaves narrow-elliptic to obovate in outline, pinnatisect, 3.5–8 cm longEuryops chrysanthemoides
Leaves wedge-shaped and sharply and deeply 3–5-toothed, 0.4–0.5 cm longEuryops virgineus

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