Arrhenechthites

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. 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
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