Annual, biennial or perennial herbs, subshrubs or shrubs, aromatic, virtually glabrous or variously hairy. Leaves cauline, alternate, lobed or pinnate, rarely entire. Capitula pedunculate, hemispherical, in terminal panicles, racemes or corymbs; involucral bracts 2–4-seriate, equal or unequal, herbaceous or with scarious margins; receptacle flat or conical, sometimes pilose. Florets all tubular; outer series female or bisexual; corolla indistinctly 2–4-lobed or truncate, oblique at apex; style bilobed, branches linear, truncate, papillose at apex. Inner florets bisexual or functionally male; corolla usually 5-lobed; anthers acute at base with a linear-lanceolate to triangular appendage. Cypselas obovoid, somewhat compressed, glabrous or hairy; pappus a small scarious ring, or absent.
About 388 species, mostly from the Northern Hemisphere but also South America and South Africa; 2 species naturalised in Australia.
Thompson, I.R (2015). Trib. 3. Anthemideae, in: Wilson, A. (ed.), Flora of Australia Volume 37, Asteraceae 1, ABRS/CSIRO Publishing, Canberra/Melbourne.