Brickellia lemmonii

A. Gray

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 206. 1882.

Synonyms: Coleosanthus lemmonii (A. Gray) Kuntze
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 502. Mentioned on page 493.

Perennials, 30–50 cm (caudices woody). Stems branched, pubescent, glanddotted. Leaves mostly alternate, sometimes opposite; petioles 0–5 mm; blades 3-nerved from bases (venation raised, reticulate), elliptic to lanceolate or ovate to subdeltate, 20–70 × 7–20 mm, bases ± cuneate, margins crenate to serrate, apices acute, faces glandular-pubescent. Heads in paniculiform arrays. Peduncles 2–15 mm, tomentose, often glanddotted. Involucres narrowly cylindric, 10–13 mm. Phyllaries 18–20 in 3–4 (–5) series, green or purplish, 5–9-striate, unequal, margins scarious (apices acute, attenuate, obtuse, or nearly rounded); outer ovate (lengths evenly grading to inner, margins ciliate, faces pubescent, often glanddotted), inner narrowly lanceolate to linear-oblong (faces glabrous). Florets 9–24; corollas pale yellow-green, 6–8.2 mm. Cypselae 2.5–4 mm, densely pubescent; pappi of 32–43 white, mostly barbellate, sometimes subplumose, bristles.

Discussion

Varieties 4 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Leaf blades elliptic to lanceolate, lengths mostly 2–5 times widths; phyllaries: apices (inner) mostlyacute Brickellia lemmonii var. lemmonii
1 Leaf blades broadly ovate to subdeltate, lengths mostly 1–2 times widths; phyllaries: apices (inner) mostly obtuse to nearly rounded Brickellia lemmonii var. conduplicata

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... more about "Brickellia lemmonii"
not tailed +, truncate +, rounded +  and obtuse +
scarious +
usually ovate +  and lanceolate +
usually terete +  and clavate +
paniculiform +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
Randall W. Scott +
A. Gray +
cuneate +
enlarged +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br />) +
dissected +, lobed +, toothed +  and entire +
elliptic;lanceolate or ovate +
7mm;20mm +
papillate +  and rugose +
(4-)5-angled;10-ribbed +
subplumose +  and barbellate +
pale yellow-green +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.82 cm8.2 mm <br />0.0082 m <br />) +
prismatic +
fertile +  and bisexual +
Ariz. +, N.Mex. +, Tex. +  and Mexico +
glandular-pubescent +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
indeterminate +
each +  and sessile +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
opposite +  and alternate +
lanceolate +  and lance-linear +
entire +  and dentate +
crenate +  and serrate +
2-carpellate +
persistent +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
18 +  and 20 +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
flat;convex +
exalbuminous +
appendaged +  and truncate +
hirsutulous +
papillate +
Coleosanthus lemmonii +
Brickellia lemmonii +
Brickellia +
species +
cylindric +
30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +
shrub +  and subshrub +