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Habit: Perennial herb, subshrub, from woody caudex, forming mats < 5 m diam. Stem: +- prostrate, stolon-like with short +- erect branches, often stalked-glandular. Leaf: alternate, generally crowded, persisting 2--3 years, linear to oblanceolate, generally rigid, tapered to indefinite petiole, +- clasping, entire. Inflorescence: head radiate, 1; peduncle <= 5 cm, +- bractless; involucre hemispheric; phyllaries +- equal in 2--3 series, leaf-like, linear to oblanceolate or +- ovate, acute to acuminate, faces often stalked-glandular; receptacle convex, pitted, epaleate. Ray Flower: 5--8; corolla yellow. Disk Flower: 9--27; corolla funnel-shaped, yellow; anther tip triangular; style tips lance-triangular. Fruit: narrowly obconic, generally densely silky; pappus of soft, minutely barbed bristles.
Species In Genus: 2 species: western North America. Etymology: (Anagram of Stenotus)
eFlora Treatment Author: Lowell E. Urbatsch
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Previous taxon: Munzothamnus blairii
Next taxon: Nestotus stenophyllus
Citation for this treatment: Lowell E. Urbatsch 2016. Nestotus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=82475, accessed on December 02, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 02, 2016.