Description: Annual or perennial herbs.
Leaves alternate, entire.
Heads sessile in leaf axils or crowded at the ends of the branches; involucral bracts imbricate, several-seriate, scarious or leaf-like; receptacle naked. Outer disc florets in many series, female, filiform or tubular, apex truncate or toothed, style well exserted; inner disc florets few, bisexual, tubular, 5-toothed. Anthers saggitate at the base. Style branches linear, hairy dorsally.
Achenes obovoid, densely hairy; pappus of plumose hairs, fused at the base.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 4 species, South America. Australia: 1 species (naturalized).
Text by M. F. Porteners
|One species in NSW: Facelis retusa|