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Habit: Perennial herb 1--8 dm. Stem: erect, branched from base or throughout. Leaf: basal and cauline, proximally opposite or in rosettes, distally alternate, +- sessile, oblong to linear, lance-linear, or oblanceolate, entire or toothed, coarsely to stiffly appressed-hairy or soft hairy, distal stalked-glandular. Inflorescence: heads radiate or discoid, 1 or in +- flat-topped or raceme-like clusters; involucre +- spheric or widely ellipsoid to bell-shaped, 4--6+ mm diam; phyllaries 0--3 or 7--15, lanceolate, elliptic, or oblanceolate, each +- 1/2 or fully enveloping a ray ovary, falling with fruit, minutely ciliate, stalked-glandular, minutely hairy or not; receptacle flat to convex, glabrous or minutely bristly; paleae in 1 series between ray and disk flowers, generally fused, phyllary-like, functionally an involucre in discoid heads, deciduous. Ray Flower: 0, 1--3, or 7--15; corolla yellow, ray fan-shaped, deeply 3-lobed. Disk Flower: ; Fruit: +- club-shaped, black or +- gray, ray fruit +- arched, compressed side-to-side or +- front-to-back, glabrous or hairy, beaked, beak 0.2--0.3 mm, offset adaxially, ray pappus 0 or crown-like; disk fruit if present +- straight, +- cylindric, hairy, disk pappus of 5--8 or 11--21 linear to lanceolate, +- square, or awl-shaped, fringed or ciliate to plumose, sometimes +- bristle-like scales.
Species In Genus: 2 species. Etymology: (Greek: dissimilar fruits, from contrasting (fertile) ray and (sterile) disk ovaries of Anisocarpus madioides)
eFlora Treatment Author: Bruce G. Baldwin
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to AnisocarpusPrevious taxon: Ancistrocarphus keilii
Next taxon: Anisocarpus madioides
Citation for this treatment: Bruce G. Baldwin 2016. Anisocarpus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=77550, accessed on February 14, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 14, 2016.