Perennial herbs, branches covered with greyish or silvery, silky or cottony indumentum. Leaves entire, sessile, alternate. Capitula solitary and terminal, or in loose inflorescences, homogamous or heterogamous, discoid or disciform; involucral bracts multiseriate, papery; outer bracts brown and lacking a petaloid lamina or obscured by a dense indumentum of cottony or woolly hairs, inner bracts each with a long, white lamina; receptacle convex, glabrous, ebracteate. Florets all bisexual or the outermost female; corolla of bisexual florets regularly 5-lobed; anthers 5, caudate; style branches truncate or rounded, shortly papillate. Cypselas subterete, c. 1 mm long, papillate, with a conspicuous annular base; pappus of barbellate or plumose bristles, shortly united at base (sometimes absent from female florets).
An endemic Australian genus of 6 species.