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The plant family Asteraceae: 2. The flowers

P. P. J. Herman
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 19, No 3/4 | a754 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v19i3/4.754 | © 2000 P. P. J. Herman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 July 2000 | Published: 15 July 2000

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P. P. J. Herman,, South Africa

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Abstract

Ray florets are the outermost, conspicuous flowers in the Asteraceae capitulum and can be arranged in one or more whorls. They are long, short or reduced, and the number of flowers per whorl varies. They can be white, yellow, orange, blue or purple in colour, and sometimes the colours of the upper and lower surfaces differ.

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