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Habit: Annual to perennial herb, generally fibrous-rooted, often from rhizome or stolon. Stem: generally 1, erect, thinly and persistently white-tomentose. Leaf: basal and cauline, sometimes in rosettes, alternate, linear to (ob)lanceolate or spoon-shaped, narrowed or expanded at base, entire, adaxially generally green, +- glabrous, abaxially generally silvery-tomentose. Inflorescence: heads disciform, generally in terminal cluster subtended by leafy bracts, sometimes with axillary clusters, rarely 1; involucre cylindric to narrowly bell-shaped; phyllaries graduated in 3--4+ series, generally straw-colored to +- brown, sometimes +- pink or purple, transparent, base not glandular, distally stiff-papery; receptacle flat, smooth, epaleate. Pistillate Flower: 16--150; corolla narrowly tubular, +- purple or distally so. Disk Flower: 1--7; corolla purple or distally so; anther base tailed, tip +- triangular; style tip truncate, hair-tufted. Fruit: obovate-elliptic, slightly flattened, faces with minute, club-shaped papillae or hairs; pappus bristles in 1 series, deciduous, free or basally fused.
Species In Genus: 17 species: native to Australasia, eastern Asia; some species widely naturalized. Etymology: (Greek: true tunic, for bracts closely subtending head cluster)
eFlora Treatment Author: Guy L. Nesom
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to EuchitonPrevious taxon: Eucephalus vialis
Next taxon: Euchiton gymnocephalus
Citation for this treatment: Guy L. Nesom 2016. Euchiton, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=79995, accessed on February 09, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 09, 2016.