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Family: Compositae
Kippistia

Citation: F. Muell., Rep. Babbage Exped. 1858 12 (1859).

Derivation: After Richard Kippist, librarian of the Linnean Society of London from 1840-1880.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Glabrous aromatic shrub; leaves alternate, sessile, linear.

Capitula terminal, solitary, pedunculate, radiate, heterogamous; involucral bracts lanceolate, herbaceous, imbricate in 3 series, becoming reflexed; receptacle naked, pitted, convex; ray florets female, some sterile, multisetlate, yellow; style branches glabrous, those of the sterile florets connate.

Ray achenes oblong, some abortive, with a pappus of barbellate bristles often partly connate; disk doters bisexual, fertile, yellow; anthers obtuse at the base, with acute apical appendages; style branches subulate, papillose; disk achenes flattened, elliptic, with a pappus of unequal barbellate bristles partly or wholly connate. Monotypic. (N. S. Lander & R. Barry (1980) Nuytsia 3:215-219).

Biology: No text

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