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Key to Micropus

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

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1. Mature paleae of pistillate flowers 8–12 in 2 series, ± helmet-like, body thick and cartilaginous near midvein, papery otherwise,  projected inward from near top, prominent, ± flat to concave, ± obovate; receptacle length 1.2–1.8 × width; disk flower paleae 1–3, corolla  generally 4, pappus of 1–5 bristles, 1.7–2 mm ..... M. amphibolus

1' Mature paleae 4–7(8) in 1 series, ± hood-like, body thick and hard throughout, wing projected ± upward from adaxial edge, obscure, ± rolled, beak-like, ± ; receptacle length 0.5–0.8 × width; disk flower paleae 0, corolla lobes generally 5, pappus 0 or of 1 bristle, 0.9–1.5 mm ..... M. californicus

2. Longest paleae generally 3–4 mm, woolly ..... var. californicus

2' Longest paleae generally 2–3 mm, silky-tomentose ..... var. subvestitus


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