Perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves alternate, margins entire to pinnately lobed. Capitula few-flowered, disciform, in cymose panicles, pedunculate; involucral bracts 5–8, c. 2-seriate, linear with scarious margins, outer wider than inner; receptacle more or less flat. Florets few, mostly tubular. Outer florets 5–8, female, inflated at base; corolla filiform with a minute ligule; style more or less entire to shortly bilobed, branches papillose on dorsal surface. Inner florets functionally male; corolla deeply 5-lobed; anthers linear-spathulate. Cypselas dimorphic; fertile cypselas cylindric, ribbed; sterile cypselas compressed; pappus of many fine white bristles, c. equal to involucral bracts.
6 species, from Indonesia, New Guinea and 1 endemic in Australia.