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Family: Compositae

Citation: Stectz, in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1:440 (1845).

Derivation: Greek pogon, beard; lepis, scale; referring to the papillose apices of the bracts.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Annual herbs with cobwebby non-glandular hairs; stems terete, slender; leaves cauline, sessile, entire, alternate.

Inflorescence a terminal compound head of 5-40 capitula aggregated on a flat naked general receptacle, broadly obovoid; common involucre prominent, multiseriate; outer bracts leaf-like, subequal to the head, inner ones shorter, scarious; capitula minute, homogamous, without subtending bracts: capitular involucral bracts 2 or 3, scarious to hyaline, with a distinct mid-vein, whitish, with papillose apices; florets 1 per capitulum, tubular, bisexual, 5-merous; corolla cylindrical, with short acute equal lobes; anthers tailed at the base, with acute apical appendages; style branches truncate.

Achenes obconical, papillose, brown; pappus absent.

Distribution:  About 7 species in Australia.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available

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