Brickellia frutescens

A. Gray

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 207. 1882.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 500. Mentioned on page 493.

Shrubs, 30–60 cm. Stems intricately branched, hirtellous, sparsely glanddotted. Leaves alternate; petioles 1–2 mm; blades (venation obscure) oblong to spatulate, 3–12 × 1–4 mm, bases acute to acuminate, margins entire, apices acute to obtuse, faces tomentose, glanddotted. Heads in paniculiform arrays. Peduncles 10–30 mm, villous, glanddotted. Involucres cylindric, 9–11 mm. Phyllaries 20–25 in 5–6 series, greenish, often purple-tinged, 4–5-striate, unequal, (sparsely villous, glanddotted) margins narrowly scarious (apices rounded, mucronate); outer ovate to lanceolate (ciliate), inner linear-oblong. Florets 20–30; corollas purplish, 6.5–7.5 mm. Cypselae 3.5–4.8 mm, hispidulous; pappi of 26–30 white, barbellulate bristles.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jun.
Habitat: Granitic desert slopes or sands
Elevation: 600–1200 m

Distribution

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Calif., Nev., Mexico (Baja California)

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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"fine" is not a number.

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not tailed +, truncate +, rounded +  and obtuse +
scarious +
usually ovate +  and lanceolate +
usually terete +  and clavate +
paniculiform +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
Randall W. Scott +
A. Gray +
acute +  and acuminate +
enlarged +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
dissected +, lobed +, toothed +  and entire +
oblong;spatulate +
1mm;4mm +
papillate +  and rugose +
(4-)5-angled;10-ribbed +
0.65 cm6.5 mm <br />0.0065 m <br /> (0.75 cm7.5 mm <br />0.0075 m <br />) +
prismatic +
fertile +  and bisexual +
Calif. +, Nev. +  and Mexico (Baja California) +
600–1200 m +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
Granitic desert slopes or sands +
indeterminate +
each +  and sessile +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
lanceolate +  and lance-linear +
toothed +, serrate +, lobed +, laciniate-dentate +  and crenate +
ovate +  and lanceolate +
2-carpellate +
persistent +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Flowering Mar–Jun. +
20 +  and 25 +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
flat;convex +
exalbuminous +
appendaged +  and truncate +
hirsutulous +
papillate +
Compositae +
Brickellia frutescens +
Brickellia +
species +
cylindric +
perennial +  and annual +