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Habit: Perennial herb [subshrub], fibrous-rooted, from rhizome; +- dioecious. Stem: generally erect. Leaf: basal and cauline, alternate, sessile [petioled], linear to lanceolate or oblanceolate, narrowed at base, entire, adaxially green and +- glabrous or +- gray-tomentose, abaxially generally white to gray, tomentose or becoming glabrous, glandular or not. Inflorescence: heads discoid or disciform, +- unisexual (sometimes a few pistillate flowers peripheral in generally staminate heads or 1--9 staminate flowers central in generally pistillate heads), in tight groups in +- flat-topped or panicle-like cluster; involucre +- spheric; receptacle flat, epaleate, glabrous; phyllaries +- graduated in 8--12 series, bright white, opaque, often proximally woolly. Staminate Flower: corolla +- yellow; anther tip ovate; style tips truncate. Pistillate Flower: many; corolla +- yellow, narrowly tubular, minutely lobed; anthers 0. Fruit: oblong to obconic, 2-veined, papillate with club-shaped hairs; pappus bristles generally deciduous, free or basally fused, tips club-shaped in staminate flowers.
Species In Genus: +- 100 species: mostly Eurasia, 1 North America. Etymology: (Ancient name or perhaps from generic name Gnaphalium)
eFlora Treatment Author: Guy L. Nesom
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Amphipappus fremontii var. spinosus
Next taxon: Anaphalis margaritacea
Citation for this treatment: Guy L. Nesom 2016. Anaphalis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=310, accessed on February 09, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 09, 2016.