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Habit: [Subshrub], shrub. Stem: generally many from base. Leaf: alternate, generally drought-deciduous, simple, petioled, entire or rarely toothed. Inflorescence: heads radiate or discoid, 1 or in panicle-like cluster; peduncle generally long; involucre hemispheric; phyllaries graduated in 2--4+ series, free; receptacle paleate, palea folded around and falling with fruit. Ray Flower: sterile; style 0; ray yellow. Disk Flower: many; corolla yellow or brown-purple, tube slender, throat abruptly expanded, lobes triangular; anther tip ovate, +- acute; style tips triangular. Fruit: strongly compressed, obovate or wedge-shaped; edges long-ciliate; faces glabrous or short-hairy; pappus of 2 narrow scales or 0.
Species In Genus: 11--12 species: western North America, western South America. Etymology: (Christoph Entzelt, German naturalist, 1517--1583) Note: Commonly hybridizing, especially in disturbed areas; Encelia farinosa × Encelia frutescens is common; Encelia farinosa × Encelia californica, Encelia farinosa × Encelia actoni, Encelia actoni × Encelia frutescens, Encelia frutescens × Encelia virginensis, Encelia farinosa × Geraea canescens have been reported.
eFlora Treatment Author: David J. Keil & Curtis Clark
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to EnceliaPrevious taxon: Eclipta prostrata
Next taxon: Encelia actoni
Citation for this treatment: David J. Keil & Curtis Clark 2016. Encelia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=423, accessed on May 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 29, 2016.