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Habit: Annual to perennial herb, generally taprooted. Stem: 1--several from base, generally woolly-tomentose, sometimes stalked- or sessile-glandular. Leaf: basal and cauline or mostly cauline, often +- clasping and/or decurrent, generally narrowly lanceolate to oblanceolate, entire, +- tomentose, sometimes adaxially glandular. Inflorescence: heads disciform, generally in tight groups in flat-topped to cyme- or panicle-like cluster; involucre cylindric to generally urn-shaped, +- bell-shaped when pressed; phyllaries graduated in (2)3--7(10) series, persistent, +- spreading when dry, bases generally green, distally generally sessile-glandular, tips generally stiff-papery, opaque or clear, dull or shiny, +- white, rosy, tawny, or brown; receptacle flat to convex, epaleate, glabrous. Pistillate Flower: many; corolla narrowly tubular, minutely lobed, +- yellow to +- red. Disk Flower: few; corolla yellow or +- red; anther tip +- triangular; style branches truncate, hair-tufted. Fruit: oblong-compressed or cylindric, glabrous or +- papillate; pappus bristles in 1 series, deciduous, generally free, or weakly coherent.
Species In Genus: +- 100 species: worldwide, mostly America, generally temperate. Etymology: (Greek: deceptively similar to Gnaphalium, a related genus)
eFlora Treatment Author: Guy L. Nesom
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to PseudognaphaliumPrevious taxon: Pseudobahia peirsonii
Next taxon: Pseudognaphalium beneolens
Citation for this treatment: Guy L. Nesom 2016. Pseudognaphalium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=69123, accessed on August 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 26, 2016.