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Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.


P. arida B.L. Turner & M.I. Morris
Annual (or short-lived perennial herb). Stem: generally erect, much-branched. Leaf: 2–12 cm; petioles 5–15 mm; blade linear to lance-linear. Inflorescence: heads discoid (± radiant); phyllaries linear, scabrous to densely glandular. Flower: 9–40; corolla white to pink; anthers pink to purple. Fruit: 10–15 mm, ± strigose; pappus of outer fruit 0 or of 3–8 scales of varying length; pappus of inner fruit of 4 scales 8–12 mm, and 4 shorter scales.
2n=24. [Online Interchange]

Key to Palafoxia arida

1. Plant generally 1–7 dm; main stem diam <= 5 mm; heads (including flowers) generally 20–25 mm ..... var. arida

1' Plant generally 9–20 dm; main stem diam generally 5–10 mm; heads (including flowers) generally 28–35 mm ..... var. gigantea


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