Wunderlichieae

Trees, shrubs, or subshrubs without latex; leaves alternate; heads discoid, 5–100 flo- rets; involucre cylindric to hemispherical, bracts imbri- cate or less commonly subimbricate; receptacle epaleate to strongly paleate; disc florets perfect, corollas cream- colored to yellow to magenta with five lobes of equal size, deeply cut; anther apical appendages acute to acuminate, spurs (calcarate), base tailed, tails free to connate with tails of adjacent stamens; pollen prolate or subprolate, psilate, spinulose, or echinate with short spines; styles smooth or slightly asperulous at apex, dorsally papillose or dorsally rugulose to papillose much below the bifur- cation point; achenes prismatic and glabrous to pilose; pappus of multiseriate bristles or setae.

Diagnostic Features

Woody; leaves clustered near stem apex, actinomorphic corollas; styles smooth or slightly asperulous at apex, dorsally papillose or dorsally rugulose to papillose much below the bifurcation point.

Geographic distribution

Guiana Shield and Brazil.