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Family: Compositae

Citation: F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 9:119 (1875).

Derivation: From Erodium and the Greek phyllon, leaf; referring to the resemblance of the leaves to those of some Erodium species.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Hairy perennial herbs; leaves alternate, cauline, petiolate, pinnatisect.

Capitula solitary, terminal, pedunculate, heterogamous, radiate; involucral bracts uniseriate, equal herbaceous, spreading; receptacle conical, pitted; receptacular scales prominent, imbricate in 4-7 series, each concealing a female disk floret, becoming hardened with pungent spreading points in fruit; ray florets female (rarely bisexual with 2 or 3 stamens), uniseriate; outer disk florets female, filiform, 4-7-seriate; style branches linear, hairy; inner disk florets bisexual, sterile, tubular; anthers obtuse at the base, with a broadly acute sterile appendage at the apex; style branches short, partly connate, oblong, hairy.

Achenes compressed-obconic, glabrous; pappus of minute scales connate to form a crenate rim.

Distribution:  2 species, endemic to Australia.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available

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