Hasteola spp.
Family: Asteraceae
Hasteola image
Nathanael Pilla  
Perennials, (50-)60-240 cm. Stems usually 1, erect (unbranched proximal to heads). Leaves basal and cauline; alternate; petiolate (proximal) or sessile; blades pinnately nerved, broadly deltate or hastate (proximal) to broadly lanceolate, margins doubly-serrate, faces glabrous. Heads discoid, in corymbiform (± flat-topped) arrays. Calyculi of 4-9+ (subulate, rarely leaflike) bractlets. Involucres cylindric or campanulate to obconic, 5-8+ mm diam. (glabrous). Phyllaries persistent, 7-14+ in 1-2 series, erect, distinct, oblong, ± equal, margins chartaceous to scarious. Receptacles slightly convex or flat, foveolate, epaleate. Ray florets 0. Disc florets 10-55, bisexual, fertile; corollas usually white or ochroleucous to greenish, rarely pinkish, tubes longer than cylindric throats, lobes 5, erect to spreading, lanceolate; style branches stigmatic in 2 lines, apices truncate or truncate-penicillate (appendages essentially 0). Cypselae cylindric-fusiform, 8-12-ribbed, glabrous; pappi persistent (fragile), of 100-150+, white, barbellulate bristles. x = 20. Asian species that have been assigned to Hasteola belong to Parasenecio.

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