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|Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Constancea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Constancea nevinii (A. Gray) B.G. Baldwin
Habit: Subshrub 50--150(200) cm. Stem: decumbent to +- erect, branched at base or throughout. Leaf: cauline, alternate, petioled, 8--25 cm; blade widely ovate, 1--2-pinnately divided into linear to oblong or oblanceolate lobes +- rounded at tips, margins slightly rolled under, faces white-tomentose, often +- glabrous adaxially in age. Inflorescence: heads radiate, 50--100+ in flat-topped or panicle-like clusters; peduncle 1--5 mm; involucre 3--5 mm diam, cylindric to bell-shaped; phyllaries 8--16 in +- 2 series, free, +- keeled, 4--6 mm, oblong to linear, remaining erect in fruit, persistent; receptacle flat to convex, epaleate, shallowly pitted, glabrous. Ray Flower: 4--9; corolla yellow, ray 2--3 mm. Disk Flower: 10--25+; corolla 2--4 mm, yellow, lobes deltate; anther tips ovate; style-branch tips obtuse to +- deltate, papillate adaxially. Fruit: 2--3 mm, obpyramidal to club-shaped, minutely scabrous or +- glabrous in age, +- black, dull; pappus scales 2--6+, 0.5--2.5 mm, basally fused, unequal (or 2 opposite, +- equal), oblong to awl-shaped, tip acute to fringed. Chromosomes: 2n=38.
Ecology: Coastal bluffs, cliff faces; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: s ChI (exc San Nicolas Island). Flowering Time: Apr--Sep
Synonyms: Eriophyllum nevinii A. Gray
eFlora Treatment Author: Bruce G. Baldwin
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Constancea
Next taxon: Coreopsis
Citation for this treatment: Bruce G. Baldwin 2016. Constancea nevinii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=80004, accessed on February 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 10, 2016.