Farfugium Lindl.

Farfugium, the name used by Pliny (23–79) for this plant.

Perennial herbs. Stems erect, scape-like. Leaves mostly basal, broad, margins toothed, hairy when young, long-petiolate. Capitula radiate, terminal in loose corymbs, with long stalks. Involucral bracts in 1 row, overlapping, free, equal. Receptacle pitted. Ray florets female, ligulate, yellow. Disk florets bisexual, tubular, yellow. Achenes oblong, densely hairy. Pappus of many fine bristles.

Broad, long-petiolate basal leaves; scape-like stems with reduced leaves.

3 species from E Asia.

Source: Lawson, L.; Spencer, R. (2002). Dahlia. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Asterales
family       Asteraceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Farfugium japonicum (L.) Kitam.