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|Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Peucephyllum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Peucephyllum schottii A. Gray
Habit: Shrub or small tree <= 3 m, rounded. Stem: densely leafy, green. Leaf: alternate, generally 1--2 cm, narrowly linear, thick, generally entire, glabrous, gland-dotted, resin-varnished. Inflorescence: head 1, discoid; peduncle 8--25 mm, leafy-bracted; involucre cylindric or obconic to bell-shaped; phyllaries 9--18 in 1--2 series, 8--12 mm, linear to lanceolate, thick, acuminate, gland-dotted near tip, margins often scarious; receptacle flat, epaleate. Flower: 12--21; corolla 6.5--8.5 mm, pale yellow, sometimes distally +- purple, tube << throat; anther base weakly tailed, tip lanceolate to ovate; style branches minutely papillate, rounded-truncate. Fruit: 3--4 mm, narrowly obconic, weakly angled, +- black, bristly; pappus of 30--60 fine bristles, 2--5 mm (sometimes also 15--20 slender scales 4--6 mm), straw-colored to red-brown. Chromosomes: 2n=20.
Ecology: Rocky slopes, washes, creosote-bush scrub; Elevation: < 1400 m. Bioregional Distribution: D; Distribution Outside California: to Utah, Arizona, northwestern Mexico. Flowering Time: Dec--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: David J. Keil
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Citation for this treatment: David J. Keil 2016. Peucephyllum schottii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=4355, accessed on May 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 28, 2016.