herbs, often glaucous. Leaves alternate, usually entire.
Capitula usually homogamous, discoid, 1-many in an inflorescence.
Phyllaries 1-seriate. Calyculus usually present, less often 0.
Receptacle flat, lacking scales. Flowers tubular, 5-toothed; style
arms appendaged. Achenes without a beak. Pappus of bristles in several series.
Worldwide: c.40 species from the Canary Is, tropical and S Africa, Madagascar, Arabia to Sri Lanka
Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.
|No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species