Bellis

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves radical and/or cauline, alternate, entire, crenate or serrate. Inflorescence often scapose; capitula solitary, pedunculate, broadly hemispherical; involucral bracts in 2 series, subequal, herbaceous; receptacle conical to slightly convex; outer florets female, in 1–few series, ligules prominent; style branches linear, glabrous, papillose; inner florets tubular, bisexual, 4–5-lobed; anthers with short, oblong apical appendages; style branches short, triangular, papillose. Cypselas compressed, margin thickened; pappus absent or a rarely a rudimentary ring of bristles.

7 species, from Europe and North Africa; 1 naturalised in Australia.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Bellis. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
Higher taxa
genus Bellis
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