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|Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Almutaster||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Almutaster pauciflorus (Nutt.) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Habit: Perennial herb, rhizome long. Stem: 3--12 dm, ascending to erect, distally branched, proximally glabrous, glandular distally. Leaf: basal and cauline, alternate, 6--10 cm; basal petioled, petiole base widened, sheathing; cauline sessile, smaller distally (bract-like in inflorescence), +- linear, acute to acuminate, +- glabrous. Inflorescence: heads radiate, in open panicle-like clusters; involucre 4--7 mm, +- bell-shaped, phyllaries in 3--4 graduated series, +- oblong to narrowly oblanceolate, acute, green, +- glandular, midrib generally +- swollen, translucent; receptacle convex, pitted, epaleate. Ray Flower: 15--30(45); corolla 5--8 mm, +- white to pale purple. Disk Flower: corolla 4--6 mm, yellow, +- glabrous; anther tip ovate; style branches finely papillate, tips narrowly triangular. Fruit: fusiform, hairy, finely 7--10-ribbed; pappus of 25--45 bristles in 2--3 series, innermost longest, tip +- wider, flattened. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Damp alkaline places; Elevation: 200--700 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SNF, n DMoj (Inyo Co.); Distribution Outside California: to central Canada, Texas, Mexico. Flowering Time: Jun--Oct
Synonyms: Aster pauciflorus Nutt.
eFlora Treatment Author: John C. Semple
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Previous taxon: Almutaster
Next taxon: Amauriopsis
Citation for this treatment: John C. Semple 2016. Almutaster pauciflorus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=12710, accessed on September 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 30, 2016.