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Key to Hulsea

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(For a list of species in Hulsea, use the above link.)

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1. Proximal leaves generally glandular, ± thinly long-hairy (woolly)

2. Stem 5–40 cm; heads 1–2; cauline leaves few, abruptly smaller above ; generally alpine or subalpine

3. Phyllaries narrowly , long-tapered; ray flowers 25–60 ..... H. algida

3' Phyllaries oblong to obovate, ; ray flowers 12–30 ..... H. nana (2)

2' Stem 30–150 cm; heads 3–15+; cauline leaves gradually smaller distallymontane

4. Ray < 2 mm wide; red ..... H. heterochroma

4' Ray >= 2 mm wide; yellow

5. Ray flowers 10–23, hairs of ray corolla tube glandular and glandless ..... H. brevifolia

5' Ray flowers 20–35, hairs of ray corolla tube all glandular ..... H. mexicana

1' Proximal leaves ± woolly or long-soft-wavy-hairy, most hairs glandless

6. Leaves gradually smaller distally; heads 2–5, distal  < 5 cm ..... H. californica

6' Leaves abruptly smaller above rosette;  generally 1(2), or peduncles generally > 5 cm

7. Leaves generally oblanceolate, sparsely glandular; n California ..... H. nana (2)

7' Leaves generally spoon-shaped, woolly or long-soft-wavy-hairy; s California ..... H. vestita

8. Basal    to weakly scalloped, gradually  generally <= blade

9. Bracts densely woolly; stem occasionally ± leafless ..... subsp. vestita

9' Bracts glandular to barely woolly; stem ± leafy in proximal 1/3

10. Petioles green; plant generally > 5 dm; ray generally yellow to orange; n PR ..... subsp. callicarpha

10' Petioles ± red; plant generally < 5 dm; ray ± red-tinged at base; e WTR, SnGb ..... subsp. gabrielensis

8' Basal leaf blades scalloped to lobed, abruptly tapered, petiole generally >= blade

11. Ray corolla yellow, 12–18 mm ..... subsp. inyoensis

11' Ray corolla red to orange, 5–10 mm

12. Hairs of abaxial leaf face glandular and glandless; phyllaries generally green, tips tinged red; montane ..... subsp. parryi

12' Hairs of abaxial leaf face generally glandular only; phyllaries deep red-purple; alpine ..... subsp. pygmaea



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