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David R. Morgan

Annual, perennial herb, subshrub, from taproot or ± branched caudex. Leaf: simple, alternate, entire to deeply 1–2-pinnately lobed, teeth or lobes bristle-tipped, distal reduced. Inflorescence: heads radiate [discoid], 1 or in cyme-like clusters; involucre hemispheric [obconic, bell-shaped]; phyllaries graduated in 2–8 series, proximally straw-colored, distally generally green, bristle-tipped; receptacle flat to convex, with short, triangular scales, glabrous, epaleate. Ray flower: [0]8–many; corolla yellow [white, pink, blue, or purple]. Disk flower: 10–many; corolla yellow; anther tip lanceolate; style tips triangular to linear. Fruit: elliptic, oblong, or obovoid, several- to many-ribbed, sparsely to densely hairy; pappus of many unequal bristles (ray pappus occasionally 0).
17 species: temperate western North America. (Greek: yellow condition, describing flower heads of original sp.) [Hartman 2006 FNANM 20:383–393]
Unabridged references: [Morgan & Hartman 2003 Sida 20:1387–1416]

Key to Xanthisma

1. Annual ..... X. gracile

1' Perennial herb or subshrub

2. Distal bracts of peduncle overlapping, grading into phyllaries; stem nearly leafless above base ..... X. junceum

2' Distal bracts of peduncle few, well separated, not grading into phyllaries; stem generally leafy, at least in proximal 1/2 ..... X. spinulosum var. gooddingii


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