L., Sp. Pl. 243 (1753).
Derivation: Neo-Latin, from Greek koneion, hemlock.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Tall biennial or winter-annual glabrous herbs; stems with reddish-brown spots; leaves 3- or 4-pinnate; lobes ovate-lanceolate, serrate or pinnatifid; involucral bracts linear.
Rays stiff; bracteoles of involucel linear, directed outward; sepals absent; petals white, obcordate, with a minute inflexed apex appearing faintly emarginate; stylopodium rising as a thick wall around the divaricately recurved styles.
Fruit broad-ovoid to subglobose, laterally slightly flattened; ribs of mericarps 5, prominent, undulate-crispate; pericarp thick; vittae absent; endosperm horseshoe-shaped in cross-section.
2 species: 1 circumboreal, 1 southern Africa; 1 species naturalised in Australia.
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