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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Perennial from taproot, branched caudex, or short rhizome, glandular, sometimes mat-forming.
Stem: erect, unbranched, glabrous or stalked- glandular, sometimes with withered, persistent leaf bases.
Leaf: basal and cauline, alternate, basal persistent, cauline reduced distally, oblanceolate, 1–3-veined, generally stalked- glandular.
Inflorescence: heads radiate, 1–4 per stem in open cluster; involucre bell-shaped; phyllaries in 3–4 ± equal series, lanceolate, 1-veined, outer grading into distal leaves; receptacle convex, pitted, epaleate.
Ray flower: 10–25; ray <= 12 mm, yellow.
Disk flower: 25–65; corolla flaring slightly, yellow; anther tip slender, acute, appendage length 2–4 × width; style tips acute, appendage ± equal or > stigmatic portion.
Fruit: narrowly oblong to linear, ± cylindric, fusiform, or compressed, glabrous or hairy; pappus of many ± white bristles in 1 series.
± 4–5 species: w North America. (Anagram of Stenotus) [Morse 2006 FNANM 20:181–184; Nesom & Morgan 1990 Phytologia 68:174–180]
Unabridged references: [Urbatsch et al. 2006 FNANM 20:177–181]
1. Lvs entire; fruit glabrous or sparsely hairy ..... T. lyallii
1' Lvs ± toothed; fruit hairy
2. Involucre 7.5–16 mm; ray flowers 10–13; disk corollas 5.5–7.5 (8.2) mm ..... T. eximius
2' Involucre 14–28 mm; ray flowers 16–20; disk corollas 7.5–10.5 mm ..... T. peirsonii
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