Monographs Details: Glossarion
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1957. The Botany of the Guiana Highland -- Part II. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 9 (3): 235-392.
Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Glossarion
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Capitula mediocria, homogama 12-16-flora; involucro cylindrico-conico; receptaculo aliquantum convexo, alveolato, hirsuto, epaleaceo; phyllariis numerosis gradatis coriaceis; corollis ligulatis, ligula 5-dentato-lobata; filamentis in collo affixis; antheris sagittatis caudatis; appendicibus adjacentibus linearibus connatis; granis pollinis rubris, tricolpatis, sulcis longiacutis; granis sphaeroideis, spinulosis, axibus polaribus ca. 55 µ; stylis laevibus, ramulis perlongis (3 mm) truncatis, dorso minute 3-lobatis; achaeniis probabiliter prismaticis, 10-costatis, annulo deficienti; corona 5-brevilobata; pappo uniformi, setis capillaribus. Frutex; foliis alternis; basibus petiolorum semivaginatis; unitypicis.

Discussion:

TYPUS: Glossarion rhodanthum Maguire & Wurdack.

Glossarion is a diminutive of glossa ([greek]), tongue.