After Delaire, a friend of the genus author, Charles A. Lemaire (1801–71).
Climbing perennial herb, glabrous. Stems twining. Leaves along stems, alternate, simple,margins lobed or angled, petiolate, stipulate. Capitula diskoid, terminal or axillary, in corymbs, with stalks. Involucral bracts in 1 row, overlapping, equal. Receptacle pitted, more or less flat. Florets bisexual, tubular, yellow. Achenes obloid, ribbed. Pappus of many barbed bristles.
An occasional weed of disturbed, moister habitats.
Climbing habit; cylindrical capitula in corymbs; presence of stipules.
1 species from S Africa.
Source: (2002). Dahlia. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.