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Brickellia nevinii A. Gray
Habit: Shrub 30--80 cm. Stem: much-branched near base, tomentose, gland-dotted. Leaf: alternate, petiole 0--1 mm, blade 7--11 mm, 3--8 mm wide, ovate to cordate, dentate-serrate, base rounded to +- cordate, tip obtuse, faces tomentose, main veins 3--5, obscure. Inflorescence: heads at long-branch tips, in panicle-like clusters; peduncle 1--5 mm, tomentose; involucre 10--12 mm, cylindric to top-shaped; phyllaries 30--38, in 7--9 series, often red- or +- purple-tinged, 3--6 striate, recurved, tomentose, gland-dotted, tip acute to acuminate, margin scarious, ciliate; outer lance-ovate, inner lanceolate. Flower: 16--24; corolla 6.2--7.5 mm, pale yellow or cream, often purple-tinged. Fruit: 3.5--5 mm, minutely bristly; pappus bristles 18--24, white or tawny. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Rock crevices, rocky slopes, desert scrub; Elevation: 300--1900 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCoRI, WTR, SnGb, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: Nevada. Flowering Time: Aug--Nov
Unabridged Note: Brickellia nevinii appears to be a gray-hairy form of Brickellia microphylla. The variability in hairiness often makes distinguishing these species problematic, particularly in areas of San Bernardino and Inyo cos. Brickellia nevinii, perhaps, should be recognized as a variety of Brickellia microphylla. It is reported to intergrade with Brickellia californica in mixed populations of the coast range. Work on this sp. is on-going.
eFlora Treatment Author: Randall W. Scott
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Previous taxon: Brickellia microphylla var. scabra
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Citation for this treatment: Randall W. Scott 2016. Brickellia nevinii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=1824, accessed on July 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 30, 2016.