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David J. Keil & Curtis Clark

Annual, perennial herb. Stem: erect; branches ascending. Leaf: basal and alternate, simple, sessile or petioled, entire or dentate, 3-veined from base. Inflorescence: heads radiate or discoid, 1 or in few- to many-headed cyme-like or panicle-like cluster; peduncle ± elongated; involucre hemispheric; phyllaries ± equal or weakly graduated in 2–3 series, free, green; receptacle paleate, palea folded around and falling with fruit. Ray flower: 0 or 10–21, sterile; style 0; ray yellow. Disk flower: many; corolla yellow, tube slender, throat gradually expanded, lobes triangular; anther tips ovate, ± acute; style tips triangular. Fruit: strongly compressed, narrowly wedge-shaped; edges ± white, long-ciliate; faces black, ± hairy; pappus of 2 narrow awns.
2 species: southwestern United States, northwestern Mexico. (Greek: old, from white-haired involucre) [Clark 2006 FNANM 21:122]

Key to Geraea

1. Rays present; annual from taproot; leaves sessile or tapered to winged petiole, ± canescent, bases not ear-like; phyllaries acute, ciliate ..... G. canescens

1' Rays 0; perennial herb from an underground caudex; leaves sessile, glandular-puberulent, bases ear-like; phyllaries obtuse, glandular ..... G. viscida


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