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Habit: Shrub to subshrub, mildly scented. Stem: slender, much-branched, thinly white-tomentose. Leaf: cauline, alternate, +- sessile, entire, adaxially thinly tomentose, abaxially densely gray-tomentose. Inflorescence: heads disciform, generally in compact, rounded to +- flat-topped clusters; involucre +- cylindric; phyllaries graduated in 3--4 series, proximally tomentose, distally scarious, inner oblanceolate, tips white, spreading, ray-like; receptacle flat or convex, pitted, epaleate. Pistillate Flower: < to > disk flowers, corolla narrowly tubular, minutely 5-lobed. Disk Flower: corolla +- yellow or lobes pink to purple, tube > narrowly cylindric throat; anther base short-tailed, tip triangular; style branches truncate. Fruit: +- cylindric, few-ribbed, puberulent, scar oblique; pappus of +- 20 fragile white bristles.
Species In Genus: 2 species: southern Africa. Etymology: (Greek: braided spike, from intricately branched habit)
eFlora Treatment Author: David J. Keil
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Phalacroseris bolanderi
Next taxon: Plecostachys serpyllifolia
Citation for this treatment: David J. Keil 2016. Plecostachys, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91885, accessed on May 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 25, 2016.