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Habit: Annual, often mat-forming, some with stolons, minutely strigose to long-soft-hairy or glabrous. Stem: 1--many, prostrate to erect, simple or branched. Leaf: basal or basal and cauline, alternate, opposite, or whorled, sessile or petioled, bases +- sheathing, blades generally (1)2--3-pinnately divided into narrow lobes. Inflorescence: heads disciform, 1, sessile near stem base or at branch tips, +- enveloped by sheathing bases of opposite or whorled subtending leaves, overtopped by branches; involucre +- hemispheric; phyllaries persistent, 5--8+ in 1--2+ series, free, lanceolate to ovate, +- equal, margins, tips generally scarious; receptacle flat to hemispheric or conic, epaleate. Pistillate Flower: 5--100+ in 1--8+ series; corolla 0; style base hard, spine-like. Disk Flower: 2--8+, staminate, ovary reduced; corolla very short, +- yellow or +- white, tube wide-cylindric, << throat, lobes 3--4; anther tip narrowly triangular; style tip unbranched, tack-shaped. Fruit: +- oblanceolate to obovate, flattened front-to-back, winged or wingless, glabrous to densely short-hairy; pappus 0.
Species In Genus: 4--8 species: South America. Etymology: (Salvador Soliva, 18th century Spanish physician)
eFlora Treatment Author: Linda E. Watson
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Solidago velutina subsp. sparsiflora
Next taxon: Soliva sessilis
Citation for this treatment: Linda E. Watson 2016. Soliva, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=613, 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.