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David R. Morgan

Annual [perennial herb] from taproot, or subshrub. Leaf: simple, alternate, entire to deeply pinnately lobed; teeth or lobes often ± bristle-tipped. Inflorescence: heads radiate or discoid, 1 or in cyme-like clusters; involucre obconic, bell-shaped, or hemispheric; phyllaries graduated in 2–5[8] series, persistent, spreading or reflexed in fruit, proximally generally straw-colored, distally green; receptacle convex, shallowly pitted, glabrous, epaleate. Ray flower: 0 or 25–35; corolla white to lavender [blue]. Disk flower: 12–45; corolla yellow; anther tip lanceolate; style tips triangular to linear. Fruit: narrowly oblong, several- to many-ribbed, moderately to densely appressed-hairy; pappus of many unequal bristles (ray pappus occasionally 0), generally ± white.
9 species: southwestern North America. (Greek: white, Osyris, the latter for resemblance to that genus of Santalaceae) [Pruski & Hartman 2012 Phytoneuron 2012–98:1–15]
Unabridged references: [Hartman & Bogler 2006 FNANM 20:401–405; Morgan & Hartman 2003 Sida 20:1387–1416]

Key to Leucosyris

1. Ray flowers present ..... L. arida

1' Ray flowers 0 ..... L. carnosa


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