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Habit: Annual, perennial herb, sometimes aromatic, glabrous or minutely strigose to long-soft-hairy. Stem: prostrate to erect. Leaf: generally mostly cauline, alternate, petioled or sessile, linear or lanceolate to obovate, entire to toothed or 1--3-pinnately lobed. Inflorescence: heads disciform [discoid or radiate], 1, peduncled; involucre widely hemispheric to saucer-shaped; phyllaries persistent, 13--30+ in 2--3+ series, margins and tips scarious; receptacle flat to convex [conic], epaleate, sometimes +- covered with persistent fruit stalks. Pistillate Flower: 8--80 in 1--3+ series; corolla generally 0 [ray flowers 5--8+, pistillate, fertile; corolla white]. Disk Flower: 12--200+ bisexual [staminate]; corolla very short, yellow or +- white, tube widely cylindric, << throat, +- expanded at base, sometimes enveloping top of ovary, lobes generally 4; stamen tip rounded-triangular; style tips truncate, brush-like. Fruit: obovoid to oblong, compressed front-to-back, 2-ribbed or -winged, faces +- papillate; pappus 0.
Species In Genus: 55 species: mostly southern hemisphere in Old World. Etymology: (Greek: cup) Note: Cotula mexicana (DC.) Cabrera
eFlora Treatment Author: Linda E. Watson
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to CotulaPrevious taxon: Cota tinctoria
Next taxon: Cotula australis
Citation for this treatment: Linda E. Watson 2016. Cotula, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=393, accessed on May 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 24, 2016.