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Habit: Annual, tap- or fibrous-rooted. Stem: generally 1, erect, branched from base; +- woolly-tomentose, not glandular. Leaf: most cauline, alternate, oblanceolate to spoon-shaped [linear], entire, base +- wedge-shaped, faces gray-tomentose. Inflorescence: heads disciform, generally in head-like axillary groups, sometimes in spike-like clusters; involucre +- bell-shaped; phyllaries in 3--5 series, generally white to brown, opaque or not, often shiny; phyllary base generally glandular distally, +- equal to unequal, stiff-papery toward tips, inner phyllaries protruding distal to outer. Pistillate Flower: 40--130; corolla +- white to +- purple. Disk Flower: 4--7, corolla +- white to +- purple. Fruit: oblong, generally glabrous, sometimes minutely papillate; pappus bristles in 1 series, free, deciduous.
Species In Genus: +- 38 species: America, Asia, Africa, Australia. Etymology: (Greek: downy plant, ancient name for these or similar plants) Note: Other species in TJM (1993) moved to Euchiton, Gamochaeta, and Pseudognaphalium.
eFlora Treatment Author: Guy L. Nesom
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Glyptopleura setulosa
Next taxon: Gnaphalium palustre
Citation for this treatment: Guy L. Nesom 2016. Gnaphalium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=449, accessed on February 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.