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Habit: Annual [perennial herb], 2--25 cm. Stem: erect, generally branched near base, glabrous. Leaf: alternate, petioled or sessile, sometimes clasping, linear or lanceolate to oblong or obovate, generally irregularly 1-pinnately lobed or toothed, abaxially gland-dotted, adaxially glabrous. Inflorescence: heads radiate, 1 or in open, +- flat-topped clusters; involucre hemispheric, 8--12(15+) mm diam; phyllaries 25--40+, graduated in 3--4 series, free, ovate or oblong to +- lanceolate, persistent, margins and tips brown- to black-scarious; receptacle +- conic, epaleate. Ray Flower: 10--21+; corolla mostly white, generally +- yellow at base, drying +- pink, ray oblong to ovate. Disk Flower: 60--100+; corolla +- yellow, tube +- cylindric, throat +- bell-shaped, lobes (2)5, deltate, resin sacs 0; anther tip +- ovate; style tips truncate, papillate. Fruit: +- columnar to obovoid or fusiform (outer sometimes 3-angled), 7--10 ribbed, glabrous; pappus 0, ray fruit generally crown-like at tip.
Species In Genus: 4 species: Europe, northern Africa. Etymology: (Latin, Greek: northern Africa + flower)
eFlora Treatment Author: Bruce G. Baldwin, adapted from Strother (2006)
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Matricaria occidentalis
Next taxon: Mauranthemum paludosum
Citation for this treatment: Bruce G. Baldwin, adapted from Strother (2006) 2017. Mauranthemum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=88862, accessed on February 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 20, 2017.