Brickellia longifolia

S. Watson

Amer. Naturalist 7: 301. 1873.

Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 503. Mentioned on page 492.

Shrubs, 20–200 [–250] cm. Stems branched from above bases, ± glabrous. Leaves alternate; petioles 0–5 mm; blades 3-nerved from bases, lance-elliptic, lanceovate, lance-linear, or linear (folded or falcate), 10–130 × 2–9 mm, bases rounded or tapering, margins entire or nearly so, apices acuminate, faces glanddotted, often puberulent (shiny). Heads in (leafy) paniculiform arrays. Peduncles 0–3 mm, glabrous or glutinous. Involucres cylindric, 5–7 mm. Phyllaries 10–24 in 6–8 series, pale green to stramineous, 3–5-striate, unequal, (glutinous) margins scarious; outer ovate (apices acute), inner lanceolate (apices obtuse). Florets 3–7; corollas cream, 3.5–4.5 mm. Cypselae 1.8–2.5 mm, scabrous; pappi of 30–40 barbellulate bristles.

Distribution

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Ariz., Calif., Colo., Nev., Utah

Discussion

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Leaf blades lance-elliptic to lance-linear or linear, 10–130 × 2–9 mm, lengths 8–25 times widths, flat (not folded or falcate), bases tapering Brickellia longifolia var. longifolia
1 Leaf blades lance-ovate to narrowly lanceolate, 10–130 × 2–15 mm, lengths 4–8 times widths, folded along midveins and/or falcate, basesrounded Brickellia longifolia var. multiflora

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... more about "Brickellia longifolia"
not tailed +, truncate +, rounded +  and obtuse +
scarious +
usually ovate +  and lanceolate +
usually terete +  and clavate +
paniculiform +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
Randall W. Scott +
S. Watson +
tapering +  and rounded +
enlarged +
linear +  and lance-linear +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (13 cm130 mm <br />0.13 m <br />) +
dissected +, lobed +, toothed +  and entire +
lanceovate +
2mm;9mm +
papillate +  and rugose +
(4-)5-angled;10-ribbed +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
hairy +  and glabrate +
prismatic +
fertile +  and bisexual +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Nev. +  and Utah +
puberulent +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
indeterminate +
each +  and sessile +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
lanceolate +  and lance-linear +
nearly +  and entire +
toothed +, serrate +, lobed +, laciniate-dentate +  and crenate +
2-carpellate +
persistent +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
10 +  and 24 +
Amer. Naturalist +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
flat;convex +
exalbuminous +
appendaged +  and truncate +
hirsutulous +
papillate +
Compositae +
Brickellia longifolia +
Brickellia +
species +
cylindric +
perennial +  and annual +