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Subshrub [annual, perennial herb]; strongly pungent-scented. Stem: erect. Leaf: simple, alternate or opposite; blade dotted with embedded oil glands. Inflorescence: heads discoid, peduncled, 1 or in ± leafy cyme-like clusters; involucre ± cylindric; phyllaries in 1 series, equal, free or fused at base, gland-dotted; receptacle flat, epaleate. Flower: corolla white to green-yellow or purple; style branches long, slender. Fruit: cylindric; pappus bristles 25–50+.
± 30 species: North America, South America. (Greek: pore-leaf, from gland-dotted leaves) [Strother 2006 FNANM 21:233–235] Porophyllum ruderale (Jacq.) Cass. var. macrocephalum (DC.) Cronquist (annual, leaves narrowly elliptic to ovate or obovate) collected as an agricultural weed in Seal Beach, Orange Co. (South Coast).
Unabridged references: [Johnson 1969 Kansas Univ Sci Bull 48:225–267]

Key to Porophyllum

1. Subshrub; leaves narrowly linear ..... P. gracile

1' Annual; leaves narrowly elliptic to ovate or obovate ..... [P. ruderale var. macrocephalum]


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