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Genus Hemisteptia Family Asteraceae

Description: Erect annual or perennial herbs.

Leaves alternate, pinnatifid, toothed or lobed.

Heads ovoid or campanulate, solitary or in panicles; involucral bracts numerous, inner bracts longest; receptacle with bristles between florets. Florets all tubular, bisexual, 5-toothed.

Achenes obovoid, asymmetric with pappus obliquely inserted, glabrous; pappus of several plumose bristles united in a ring at base, with a few outer short bristles, sometimes on one side only or very small.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, India, eastern Asia & Australia. Australia: 1 species

Text by L. Murray
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Hemisteptia lyrata

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