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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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Annual 0.5–4 dm.
Leaf: proximal opposite, distal alternate, sessile, linear, entire or toothed, generally coarsely hairy, sometimes also minutely stalked- glandular, glands generally black, sometimes ± yellow.
Inflorescence: heads radiate, 1 or in loose, ± umbel-like to flat-topped clusters; involucre obovoid to obconic, 2–5+ mm diam; phyllaries 3–8 in 1 series, lanceolate to oblanceolate, each enclosing a ray ovary, falling with fruit; receptacle flat to convex, glabrous or minutely bristly, paleae in 1 series between ray and disk flowers, free or fused, phyllary-like (more scarious), deciduous.
Ray flower: generally 3–8; corolla bright yellow, ray fan-shaped to obovate.
Disk flower: 7–30, bisexual or staminate, sometimes in same head; corolla bright yellow, tube < throat, lobes deltate; anthers ± yellow to ± brown, tips ovate- dentate to hemispheric; styles glabrous proximal to branches, tips awl-shaped, densely bristly.
Fruit: ray fruit black, round in ×-section to ± compressed, weakly arched, bowed abaxially or not, beaked or beakless, glabrous, pappus 0 or of 3–12, lanceolate to awl-shaped, fringed to plumose scales; disk fruit black, ± club-shaped, ± round, glabrous or hairy, pappus of 7–11, generally linear to lanceolate or awl-shaped, fringed or plumose scales.
5 species: nw CA. (Harvey Monroe Hall, CA botanist, 1874–1932) [Baldwin & Strother 2006 FNANM 21:297–299]
Unabridged disk flower: anther bases sagittate.
Unabridged references: [Baldwin 2001 Madroño 48:293–297]
1. Heads generally nodding in bud and fruit; ray pappus 0; disk pappus of lanceolate, long-tapered, minutely fringed scales 2–3.7 mm ..... H. nutans
1' Heads generally erect in bud and fruit; ray pappus 0.2–1.5 mm; disk pappus of linear to lanceolate or awl-shaped, or oblong to square, fringed or plumose scales 0.2–3.5 mm
2. Lvs ± evenly distributed on stem; ray fruit strongly bowed abaxially, beaked, beak 0.4–0.5 mm; disk flowers staminate ..... H. doris-nilesiae
2' Lvs unevenly distributed, mostly along main, central stem and immediately proximal to branches supporting heads; ray fruit slightly or not bowed abaxially, beak 0 or pappus elevated adaxially 0.1–0.2 mm; some or all disk flowers bisexual
3. Phyllaries densely white-soft-hairy near folded edges; ray fruit slightly bowed abaxially; disk pappus of linear and long-tapered to awl-shaped, plumose scales 1.2–3.5 mm ..... H. stebbinsii
3' Phyllaries coarsely hairy, or minutely so, near folded edges; ray fruit not bowed abaxially; disk pappus of lanceolate to linear or oblong to square, fringed scales 0.2–0.8 mm
4. Proximal, unbranched part of main, central stem generally > branches supporting heads, distal leaves of main stem not densely clustered; disk pappus of lanceolate to linear scales 0.6–0.8 mm ..... H. guggolziorum
4' Proximal, unbranched part of main, central stem generally < branches supporting heads, distal leaves of main stem densely clustered; disk pappus of oblong or square scales 0.2–0.5 mm ..... H. hallii
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