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Habit: Subshrub (in California), <= 1.5 m, appearing glabrous. Stem: 1--many from base, erect or ascending, branched distally, +- striate, gummy-resinous, minutely scabrous, yellow to tan or gray; older bark generally fibrous. Leaf: alternate, sometimes in axillary clusters, entire, gland-dotted, gummy-resinous, glabrous or minutely scabrous, dark gray-green. Inflorescence: heads radiate, generally many in +- open cyme-like clusters, 1 or in short-peduncled clusters at tips of inflorescence branches; involucre +- cylindric or narrowly to widely obconic; phyllaries graduated in 3--4 series, straw-colored, tips green; receptacle flat to conic, epaleate, minutely hairy. Ray Flower: 1--13; corolla yellow, ray often inconspicuous. Disk Flower: 1--13 (in California), bisexual or staminate; corolla yellow, club- or narrowly funnel-shaped, lobes short, recurved; style appendages lanceolate. Fruit: narrowly obconic, 5--8-veined, light tan, with +- white appressed hairs; pappus of 1--2 series of finely toothed, white or +- yellow scales generally 1/2 fruit length (in California) or much reduced.
Species In Genus: 28 species: western North America, South America. Etymology: (Gutiérrez, surname of a noble Spanish family) Toxicity: TOXIC to livestock, fresh or dried in hay.
eFlora Treatment Author: David J. Keil & Meredith A. Lane
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to GutierreziaPrevious taxon: Grindelia stricta var. stricta
Next taxon: Gutierrezia californica
Citation for this treatment: David J. Keil & Meredith A. Lane 2017. Gutierrezia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=455, accessed on April 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 24, 2017.