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Habit: Perennial herb from woody base, shrub, dioecious, glabrous or finely hairy, often glandular and sticky or shiny. Stem: generally erect or ascending, round or often striate-angled, generally green. Leaf: cauline, alternate, sessile to short-petioled, linear to (ob)ovate, entire or toothed, distally occasionally reduced to bracts. Inflorescence: heads of 2 kinds, unisexual; discoid (staminate) and disciform (pistillate), 1 or in terminal or lateral raceme- or panicle-like or +- flat-topped clusters; phyllaries lanceolate to ovate, graduated in several series; receptacle flat to conic, epaleate, smooth or pitted. Staminate Flower: 8--48; corolla white to pale yellow, 5-lobed; anther tip oblong-triangular; style tips erect, club-shaped or oblong to linear, densely papillate to minutely bristly, ovary much reduced; pappus of many equal bristles. Pistillate Flower: 8--150; corolla narrowly tubular, +- white, lobes vestigial; style branches linear, +- glabrous. Fruit: +- cylindric, 5--10-ribbed; pappus of many bristles, generally elongating and exceeding phyllaries in fruit, +- white to tawny.
Species In Genus: 350--450 species: America. Etymology: (Latin: Bacchus, god of wine)
eFlora Treatment Author: David Bogler
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to BaccharisPrevious taxon: Atrichoseris platyphylla
Next taxon: Baccharis brachyphylla
Citation for this treatment: David Bogler 2016. Baccharis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=328, accessed on April 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 30, 2016.