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Perennial from stout caudex, ± scapose.
Stem: densely leafy at base, leafless distally.
Leaf: basal and closely alternate, simple, petioled or sessile, entire, 3-veined.
Inflorescence: heads radiate [discoid], 1; peduncle long; involucre hemispheric; phyllaries ± overlapped in 3–6 series, free; receptacle paleate, palea folded around and falling with fruit.
Ray flower: sterile; style 0; ray yellow.
Disk flower: (50)200–500+; corolla yellow, tube slender, throat abruptly expanded, lobes triangular; anther tips ovate, ± acute; style tips triangular.
Fruit: strongly compressed, wedge-shaped; edges ± white, corky, glabrous or long- ciliate; faces black, glabrous or ± hairy; pappus  of 2 narrow awns and a crown of shorter scales.
4 species: w North America. (Greek: like Encelia) [Clark 2006 FNANM 21:112–113]
Unabridged references: [Fehlberg & Ranker 2007 Syst Bot 32:692–699]
1. Petioles winged, wings merging with blades, blades diamond-shaped or widely elliptic; herbage silvery-canescent ..... E. covillei
1' Petioles not or barely winged, blades ovate; herbage dull gray ..... E. nudicaulis
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