Synonyms: Lagenifera Cass. APNI*
Description: Rosette-forming perennial herbs, usually stoloniferous.
Leaves radical, toothed to lobed.
Heads hemispherical, solitary on unbranched scapes; involucral bracts numerous, herbaceous with scarious margins, imbricate in several series; receptacle naked, flat or convex. Ray florets female, fertile, ligulate, 2–4-seriate. Disc florets fewer, bisexual, sterile, tubular, 5-toothed. Anthers obtuse at base, apical appendage lanceolate. Style branches with subulate, papillose appendages.
Achenes compressed, with marginal ridges and an apical beak; pappus absent.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 18 species, South-East Asia, New Zealand, Central & South America. Australia: 4 species (native), all States except N.T.
Text by M. F. Porteners & E. A. Brown
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|1||Stolons present, roots fibrous||2|
|Stolons absent, roots fleshy, tufted from a short vertical rhizome||3|
|2||Scape hirsute with spreading hairs||Lagenophora stipitata|
|Scape mostly glabrous except for more or less appressed hairs below the flower head|
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|3||Ligule of the ray florets 0.4–0.6 mm long, bright pink to purple; achene 3.2–3.7 excluding the beak; no hairs at the base of the achene||Lagenophora brachyglossa|
|Ligule of the ray florets 1.5–3.5 mm long, white to mauve; achene 2–3 mm excluding the beak; 1–3 hairs usually present at the base of the achene|
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