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|Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Munzothamnus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Munzothamnus blairii (Munz & I.M. Johnst.) P.H. Raven
Habit: Shrub 1--1.5 m; sap milky. Stem: +- fleshy; branches to 1 cm diam, tomentose or becoming +- glabrous; with persistent petiole bases. Leaf: cauline, alternate, crowded or tufted at branch tips or not; petiole +- 1 cm, narrowly winged, base thickened; blade 4--6 cm, oblong-obovate, irregularly wavy-toothed or shallowly lobed, bright green, base tapered, tip rounded. Inflorescence: heads liguliflorous, many in terminal panicle-like clusters; involucre 7--10 mm; phyllaries in 2 series, outer 7--10, unequal, < 1/2 × inner, glabrous to sparsely glandular-hairy, inner 8--10, lanceolate to linear, margins narrowly scarious; receptacle +- flat, pitted, epaleate. Flower: 9--12; ligule white or rosy to +- purple. Fruit: 3--3.5 mm, cylindric, faces 5, each with 1--2 long, narrow, shallow grooves; pappus of 25--35 bristles, free, white, minutely barbed, deciduous. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Rocky canyon walls; Elevation: +- 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: s ChI (San Clemente Island). Flowering Time: Sep--Nov
Synonyms: Stephanomeria blairii Munz & I.M. Johnst.
eFlora Treatment Author: L.D. Gottlieb
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Munzothamnus
Next taxon: Nestotus
Citation for this treatment: L.D. Gottlieb 2016. Munzothamnus blairii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34155, accessed on February 13, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 13, 2016.