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Genus Guizotia Family Asteraceae

Description: Annual or perennial herbs; stems branching, hollow.

Leaves opposite, terminal lobes alternate, sessile, entire to toothed.

Heads solitary or many, pedunculate or sessile, in corymbs or panicles; heads hemispherical; involucral bracts free, ± 2-seriate, outer leaf-like, 5–8, inner green-membraneous, subtending ray florets, passing into the scales of the convex receptacle. Ray florets yellow, 1-seriate, female, ligulate. Disc florets tubular, bisexual.

Ray achenes 3-angled; disc achenes 4-angled; pappus absent.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 12 species, tropical Africa. Australia: 1 sp (naturalized).

Text by L. Murray
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Guizotia abyssinica

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