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Synonyms for barbellate

having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.

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Leaves caducous; plants flowering in the leafless condition; pappus connate basally, deciduous as a ring, bristles barbellate to plumose Wunderlichia 1b.
Cypselae glabrous, apically tomentose to densely tomentose throughout; pappus of many barbellate to plumose bristles, basally connate, deciduous as a ring, the innermost longer and flattened.
Cypselae pubescent; pappus of barbellate bristles, widened and plumose at the apex.
Cypselae truncate at the apex, villose; pappus of paleaceous-setose, barbellate bristles.