Cass., Annls Sci. Nat. 17:31 (1829).
Synonymy: M. hispidula Gand., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 65:45 (1918).
Common name: Soft millotia.
Aromatic annual herb to 12 cm high; golden glandular hairs present; stems usually several, erect or rarely ascending, few-branched from near the base, woolly or cobwebby; leaves narrowly linear, 0.7-2.2 cm long, 0.8-3 mm wide, hardly amplexicaul, greyish-green, with cobwebby hairs.
Peduncles to 5 cm long, distinct, leafless or with 1 or 2 reduced leaves; involucre 4-7 mm long; bracts 7-15, uniseriate, linear, greenish, with narrow stramineous scarious margins; bract apices acute to acuminate, fimbriate; florets 10-50, all or most 4-merous; corolla yellow; tube 2-3.5 mm long, usually all erect, becoming reddish; lobes obtuse to subacute, 0.2-0.3 mm long; anther cells 0.3-0.4 mm long.
Achene linear, 4-7 mm long, minutely muffcate, reddish-brown, tapered into a much narrower paler terete beak 1.5-3 mm long; pappus of c. 20-30 barbellate bristles 2-3.7 mm long, rarely reduced.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
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