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Genus Youngia Family Asteraceae

Description: Annual, biennial or perennial herbs; usually with woody taproot.

Leaves usually forming a basal rosette, alternate.

Inflorescence paniculate, cymose or corymbiform; heads cylindric; involucral bracts in 2 rows, outer bracts shorter than inner; receptacle flat, naked. Florets all ligulate, bisexual, fertile; corolla 5-lobed. Anthers commonly green, usually sagittate, with apical appendage. Style branches attenuate.

Achenes ± fusiform, outer ones dorsiventrally compressed, all unequally ribbed with 3–5 stronger ribs; pappus of many bristles, usually persistent.


Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 30 species, Asia & Australia. Australia: 1 species (native).

Text by L. Murray
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Youngia japonica

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