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Habit: Annual. Stem: 1--many, +- prostrate, densely tufted. Leaf: basal and cauline, alternate, crowded, lower +- oblanceolate, lobed, lobes rounded, toothed, margins +- white, crust-like. Inflorescence: heads liguliflorous, generally 1(2--3 in cyme-like clusters); involucre cylindric to urn-shaped; phyllaries in 2 series, outer few, linear, with expanded tips with crust-like margins; inner 7--12, equal, narrow; receptacle +- flat, epaleate. Flower: 7--18; ligule white to pale yellow, becoming pink-purple when dry, readily withering. Fruit: 4--5 mm, +- cylindric, often curved, obtusely 5-angled, abruptly short-beaked; ribs roughened, alternating with 5 rows of pits; pappus of many white bristles, outer falling separately, inner +- persistent.
Species In Genus: 2 species: western North America. Etymology: (Greek: carved rib, from sculptured fruit)
eFlora Treatment Author: David J. Keil & G. Ledyard Stebbins
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to GlyptopleuraPrevious taxon: Glebionis segetum
Next taxon: Glyptopleura marginata
Citation for this treatment: David J. Keil & G. Ledyard Stebbins 2016. Glyptopleura, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=448, accessed on May 26, 2016.