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Annual, generally ± short-bristly. Stem: <= ± 25 cm, generally several from base, tufted or generally prostrate to ascending. Leaf: alternate, often tufted below heads, linear or oblanceolate, entire. Inflorescence: heads radiate, 1, ± sessile; involucre bell-shaped or hemispheric; phyllaries 10–14 in 1 series, equal, ± folded, generally acuminate, ± purple; receptacle flat or convex, pitted, epaleate. Ray flower: (7)12–21; ray white to purple, often dark-veined, especially abaxially. Disk flower: 28–40; corolla yellow; style tips short-triangular. Fruit: compressed, oblong to obovate, finely appressed-hairy, light brown; pappus of scales and generally 1 or more slender bristles.
2 species: southwestern North America. (Greek: 1 feather, from pappus of Monoptilon bellidiforme) [Nesom 2006 FNANM 20:210]

Key to Monoptilon

1. Pappus a minute crown of fused scales 0.1–0.2 mm and 1 plume-tipped bristle 3–4 mm ..... M. bellidiforme

1' Pappus of (0)1–15 nonplumose bristles 1–2 mm and several narrow scales 0.5–1 mm ± dissected into bristles ..... M. bellioides


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