Cass., Dict. Sci. Nat. 56:223 (1828).
Derivation: Greek apalos, soft; chlamys, cloak; referring to the soft texture of the involucres.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Aromatic herb with glandular and non-glandular hairs; leaves cauline, alternate, numerous, sessile, flat, amplexicaul, entire.
Capitula numerous in large loose terminal panicles, small, discoid, homogamous; involucres truncated-ovoid; bracts lanceolate, acute, scarious, thin, loosely imbricate in c. 5 series; receptacle with small scarious scales; florets bisexual, tubular, 5-merous; corolla not exceeding the involucre, narrowly funnel-shaped, somewhat dilated at the base, glabrous; anthers finely tailed at the base with short terminal appendages; style branches linear, flattened with truncate papillose apices.
Achenes small, terete; pappus of bristles, uniseriate, more or less connate in a ring at the base, barbellate. Monotypic.
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